They didn’t travel far, but the students at Clovercroft Elementary racked up the stamps on their proverbial passports December 15 as Clovercroft hosted International Day.
“Given the number of students we have with families from other countries, I think there was a need to make sure we are celebrating our diverse population and learning where the families in our community come from,” said Clovercroft Principal Dr. Elizabeth Vest. “Our community features families from 24 countries speaking 30 different languages.”
Parents, students, faculty and staff filled the Clovercroft gym Friday for a variety of performances highlighting the diversity of their school community.
There were traditional Indian songs, Irish step dancing, yoga, a presentation on Indian architecture and a Samoan song.
“I like that we get to represent our country and show people how special it is,” said fifth grade student Naman Mukerji. “I think it’s good to represent our country. We’re very sad it’s the last year because we are in fifth grade.”
After the school-wide assembly, students split off into their classes and visited different country-themed rooms throughout the school that featured a presentation on a specific country done by teachers and parents.
Clovercroft has held an International Day festival every year since the school opened in 2011.