Gillispie Celebrates International Day
Gillispie School celebrated its annual International Day Friday, April 6. Students grabbed their “passports” and traveled to Brazil, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Senegal, Sweden, and Thailand.
Parent volunteers and teachers transformed classrooms into virtual countries where children experienced smells, sights, and sounds of the different cultures represented.
The students had the opportunity to learn about each unique culture as they journeyed “around the world,” completing crafts, sampling exotic food and drink, listening to music, and much more!
This successful annual event at Gillispie is part of the School’s global education program which seeks to teach students the importance of cultural understanding, respect for others, and appreciation for diversity.
About Gillispie School: We are an independent toddler through Grade 6 school in La Jolla, CA. We believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. Our students partner with teachers to further their academic, creative, and social growth, and we balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher-level thinking. Click here to learn more about our school.