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Posted on May 06, 2015

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week – International Day

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The Gillispie School celebrated its 12th annual International Day Friday, April 17, 2015. Students grabbed their “passports” and traveled to Belgium, Brazil, Greece, Cuba, Hawaii, Iran, India, and Thailand. Parent volunteers and teachers transformed classrooms into virtual countries where children experienced smells, sights, and sounds of the different cultures represented.

The students had the opportunity to learn about each unique culture as they journeyed “around the world,” completing crafts, sampling exotic food and drink, listening to music, harvesting region-specific crops, and much more!

This successful yearly event at Gillispie is part of the School’s global education program, which seeks to teach students the importance of cultural understanding, respect for others, and embracing diversity.

A special thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers who make this special day happen!

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