The children of Miss Nadine’s preschool took a trip around the world recently at their annual International Day celebrations.
Held April 8, the day saw classrooms decked in colorful displays that showcased the cultures of Guyana, Israel, Italy and Trinidad and Tobago, featuring art projects and cultural items like clothing and food, with each class representing a different country they had studied over the last month.
National symbols such as the water lily, historical sites like the Kaieteur Falls, and fruits like wara awara, were displayed in the Guyana classroom.
The Prayer Wall, Dome of the Rock, and Menorah art decorated the Israel classroom, and students also created versions of stained glass designs, and displayed the Calanit, also known as the anemone, Israel’s national flower. The Italy inspired classroom depicted many items for which the country is renowned, from pizza to Venetian gondolas. Decorations also depicted Italian gelato, Venetian masks, and scientists such as Galileo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
Visitors were treated to songs from the children, with an additional musical treat at the Trinidad and Tobago classroom in the form of a steel pan performance from Earl La Pierre. The classroom decorations also featured sites like the Speyside waterwheel and native Trinidad fruits like the bilimbi, and biriba.
“International day is one way we like to keep the children’s learning hands-on and fun,” said the school’s director, Heather Lopez.
“The goal of the preschool is to make sure that each child enjoys his or her first school experience.”
Miss Nadine’s pre-school is one of the NCVO’s many community projects. The primary focus of this project is to ensure that children continue to be educated through play.