Richard Bulpitt Elementary celebrates multiculturalism
February 15, 2018
Students lined up to enter the gym of Richard Bulpitt on Friday, February 9. They were participating in the school’s annual Multicultural Day. The gym was decorated with along the outside and in the centre.
First Nations, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, German Mennonite, Japanese, English, Hispanic, and Indian were all represented. Each outfitted their table with items that represented their cultures and histories. Many even brought out popular food and snacks from their culture, as well as allowed kids to dress in traditional clothing.
Participating students were given mock passports. For each station they visited they were given a sticker, the flag of the country that table represented.
At the end of the day, students were treated to a school-wide assembly. There they witnessed a Korean singing group, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, and a Chinese Dragon Dance, all performed by students and staff at the school. The assembly was even visited by Val Bulpitt, wife of the school’s namesake, Richard Bulpitt, as well as Trustee, Rosemary Wallace.
It was an exciting day for multicultural learning for students, broadening their understanding and appreciation of other people’s and cultures.