October 24th is United Nations Day. Teachers and students at TWIS donned traditional clothing and attended an assembly hosted by Grade 3 students who had just finished their inquiry into different cultures and traditions. Students not only shared how 51 countries came together 75 years ago in order to promote peace throughout the world, but they also talked about the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals to transform the world by 2030.
Grade 3 students took turns presenting their research on different countries and their unique celebrations. The audience learned about Australia, Germany, Vietnam, South Africa, Jamaica and China.
The Grade 1 students rendered two performances of “Children of the World” and “Peace and Harmony.” Both songs are good reminders of our role in preserving diversity and promoting intercultural understanding.