International Fair at West School

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Traditional ethnic dances, songs and beautiful costumes highlighted West School’s International Fair on June 5.

The event, which was organized by the school’s teachers, offered students and their families an opportunity to learn about nearly 20 world cultures. Each classroom was decorated with handmade projects created by the students to reflect their country of study. The children also dressed in costumes and performed ethnic songs and dance routines, under the direction of music teacher Vanessa Krywe. As those in attendance left each classroom, their passport was stamped, indicating the country they had visited.

According to kindergarten teacher Leslie Blankopf, the fair was organized to educate students on the other areas of the world.

“Our hope is that by visiting each classroom, the children will learn about each country and it will inspire them to visit it later on,” Blankopf said.