An array of colours, accessories, and culture filled DVSS for their annual International Education School Celebration day on Friday, November 17.
From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the school focused on many different cultures to promote inclusion and awareness.
“The celebration highlights education of all kinds including our local kids but also we really liked to highlight our international students,” said organizer Michele Salvatore.
DVSS principal Curtis LaPierre addressed the student body a whole to engage in and enjoy the morning event.
“He talks a lot about global education, our mission and vision statement, and citizenship both locally and around the world,” said Salvatore
Drumheller RCMP Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles was present in proper attire and the Rotary Club spoke on international travel. A Duke of Edinburgh award representative was also in attendance to speak on behalf of the award.
A fashion show and talent show took action once the speeches were over.
These components allow faculty, fellow students, and guests get to know that particular student and their connection to their culture.
“For example, we had everything from a traditional indian saraei to lederhosen to chinese traditional wear,” said Salvatore. “As the participants went through the fashion show, we talked to the kids about what the outfit is and what it means.”
The entertainment piece featured many unique songs and instrumental music.
“We had a full variety, we also had a beatboxer from Egypt and afro pop dancers from Nigeria,” said Salvatore.
Free samples of traditional food were provided after the program finished at noon.