Schools Multicultural Day
STUDENTS at Crystal Creek Public School went around the world in only a few hours yesterday.
Classmates dressed up in a range of different cultures to help celebrate Multicultural Day at the school.
Students were encouraged to share their own family culture and any other cultures they may have experienced in their lives.
Organiser and teacher Louise Dunn said it was a fantastic learning experience for the students.
“Just learning about different cultures has given them a whole new perspective on life,” Mrs Dunn said.
“They learnt that there are people out there who see and live life differently than they do.
“It was a great opportunity for us to share the cultures we originated from and also share any cultures we have visited.”
Students began the day with a parade showing off their colourful attire before giving a presentation on their respective cultures and what makes them unique.
“Some students even spoke a bit of their presentation in languages other than English,” Mrs Dunn said.
They were then divided up into three different groups representing Italian, Japanese and Balinese cultures.
Those in the Italian group got a taste of the country’s music and games, students in the Japanese group learnt how to make traditional Japanese headbands and students learning the Balinese way of life experienced fried banana, satay chicken and watched a video of a Balinese wedding.
“There was a lot for them to take on in less than a day,” Mrs Dunn said.