As last year’s International Day was such a huge success, we have decided to make it an annual event. This year’s International Day was held on February 18th 2015 to celebrate multi-culturalism within Milford NS. The children surveyed all the nationalities within the school. Each class picked a country and did a project on the chosen country. Many parents shared their expertise and knowledge with us. On the day the children created various international embassies in their classrooms and hosted visits from other classes, each child having their unique Milford NS passport stamped on entry.
The children dressed in appropriate costumes, sang the songs of the chosen country, shared choice dishes from that country and answered questions. The day culminated in a multi-cultural parade after lunch in the school yard. The aim of the day was to raise awareness of different countries and different nationalities in our school. This was a most enjoyable and educational event for all children in the school. and the whole event was deemed a huge success.
Last year 5th class worked on a mural with artist, Ciara O’Dwyer and Mark Collins, our school caretaker. The 3-dimensional wall mural depicts the inclusivity of Milford NS. “A Place for Every Face”, may be found at the entrance to the school.