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Cuthbertson Cluster Holds International Festival
The Cuthbertson cluster held its 4th annual International festival March 26, 2015 at Cuthbertson High School. The cluster consists of Kensington Elementary, New Town Elementary, Cuthbertson Middle, and Cuthbertson High schools. Students and staff came together to set up interactive displays and presentations, food samples, musical entertainment, dance, and chorus and theatre performances all reflecting international cultures. Students, staff, families, and community were all invited to come join the fun!
Upon arrival, visitors were given a passport of events that featured facts about countries around the world. Some of the facts included ‘China has the largest population in the world, with over 1.3 billion people,’ and ‘Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area.’ The CHS cafeteria, grand hall, and gym were filled with interactive displays, exhibits, presentations, and crafts about countries all over the world. Visitors got to try their hands at crafts such as schultüte, a German cone filled with treats; Ukrainian pysanky egg art; Japanese origami; and many more.
Performances included a sword dance, Irish dancers, songs by elementary students, and a performance by the CHS Chorus. The Chorus songs included "Zum Gali, Gali" from Israel; "Prayer of the Children,” from former Yugoslavia, which is based on a mixture of Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian cultures; "Yawe azali na Nguya," from the Republic of Congo; "Tristis est anima mea" and "Three Latin Songs," traditional Latin text; and "Bring Me Little Water, Silvy," an African spiritual. The CHS Drama Department presented “Riding the Wind,” a children’s folk tale from China.
Each year, our schools and community look forward to this educational and festive event that showcases and shares the international learning going on in all our schools!
Written by: Paula White - Media Specialist
Posted: Apr 28, 2015 by Paula White