Our whole school enjoys Heritage Day. As part of their social studies curriculum, not only do our fifth grade students deliver impressive speeches about their ancestral roots and how their forefathers came to America, but our pavilion is transformed into a "mini Epcot" with elaborate displays, PowerPoints, artifacts and fabulous food from all over the globe!
However, the real message of this event is how important it is to celebrate our unique heritages and learn about the multiple cultures that comprise our international community. I’m pleasantly reminded of how wonderfully diverse and ethnically rich our student body is here at Cushman. As students research, prepare their presentations and learn of each other’s backgrounds, they gain tremendous insight and respect for the world overall.
Instilling a global perspective in our students is imperative in today’s education. Technology eliminates logistical barriers like never before, so those entering business must be capable of cross-cultural communications. Not only do tomorrow’s careers depend on global intelligence, but fostering open-mindedness and compassion in our children leads to a more peaceful coexistence for future generations.
Every year, this spectacular event reminds me that despite the different traditions, cultures and cuisines represented on this festive day, our students are all united in their educational journey while at The Cushman School.
With warmest regards,