Friday, March 12, 2010

Multicultural Week at Summit

Last week our kids school held a week long celebration of many different cultures and featured two countries... Ghana and Guatemala. One of the events was a fashion show- here is Jamie posing with his buddies before they took the runway.

Lily and her pal with the Guatemalan flag.
Mary was a good sport about wearing a huipil (Guatemalan blouse) and marching in procession behind the flag of Guatemala during the closing mass.

The ceremonial king and queen of Ghana made an appearance. Here they are with their entourage... I enjoyed watching them make their way through the parking lot- all gold and bearing a parasol.

Lily and her friend in their huipils before the fashion show.

We had marimba players visit and give the kids mini lessons on Guatemala's national instrument... the sound was completely authentic. Our gym sounded just like every hotel lobby and restaurant in Guatemala.

I was a little anxious about setting up a slingshot target in one corner of the gym but am so glad that I did. The kids all loved it, Jamie and Henry felt so cool to be a part of a slingshot culture. The teachers spent some time honing their skills on never know when you might need to take aim.

Even the youngest kids were able to aim and shoot the target. FYI- dried garbanzo beans proved to be the best ammunition.

Here are some of the kids posing in front of the visiting dignitaries.
Way cool.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is so cool!

    And, I love the new pictures of Rosie, Jamie, and Anna on the sidebar. :)