Celebrating Diversity

By Anne Riley-Jahi (P ’25)

A large portion of the Lower School community ignored the daylong rain and came out for the 4th Annual Heritage Festival, hosted by the Lower School Equity, Justice, and Community Committee on Saturday, May 21. The event put the spotlight on the richness of diversity among our families.

This was a great time to share and learn from each other through an array of activities, entertainment, and food. Families brought a dish for the potluck lunch that reflected their heritage. There were Bollywood performers from our own LS, Palestinian and Indian dances, Latin American music and dance, and songs sung in Farsi.

More than 20 Families decorated tables in the gym to display their culture or heritage, while scavenger hunts and trivia questions further enhanced what visitors learned at each family’s exhibition. The arts and crafts section engaged children in hands-on creativity about a particular culture. We also had amazing books, selected to reflect our diversity, read by 3rd and 4th graders in the reading corner.

For pictures from the Heritage Festival, click here.

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