Multicultural Week at Holy Child Academy is week filled with the sights, sounds, tastes of different countries. Children in grades Kindergarten through 4th are immersed in a particular country for ten days, learning a countries history, culture and tradition. Throughout the week the children are engaged in exciting multicultural activities – singing traditional songs, dancing folk dances, making and tasting ethnic dishes, and creating representative art through many mediums. This year the students studied, Australia, Japan, England, Greece, and Italy.
Multicultural Week culminates for the young students on their grades special day. Dressed in their countries colors, the students present, in front of the entire school, important facts about their country, sing a traditional song, and recite a simple prayer in a foreign language. The entire student body then enjoys a traditional meal, prepared by Chef Micah, representing the “Country of the Day”. This year many children tasted for the first time, Dogwood Dogs from Australia, Chicken Teriyaki from Japan, Fish N Chips from England, Gyros from Greece and Eggplant Parmesan from Italy. So exciting and so much learning!