For the past week, the students and staff of West Creek Academy having been participating in International Week, a celebration of all the various cultures represented in their community.
And on Friday, school administrators have invited parents to come and learn about the traditions students have been learning about through the week to a culminating event held on their campus.
“It’s the first International Week we’ve had in five years,” said Sue Bett, principal of West Creek Academy. “Our PTA purchased all 193 country flags, and as students returned from spring break and walked throughout the campus, they saw all 193 flags.”
In addition to having close to 200 flags decorating their halls, the broadcast team for the school, made up of 6th graders, shared a little about the various countries during their daily broadcast.
On the last day of the week, the school celebrated “Global Day” and students were invited to wear cultural clothing as a way to represent another country.
Students and parents will then walk around, with some dressed in their culture’s clothing, and tour the various displays and demonstrations showcasing someone’s international heritage.
“There will be presentations from different countries, dances, different foods,” said Bett. “And there will be boards that have been created displaying what another country wears, pictures and examples of the languages.”
Bett said the event is open to the West Creek Academy community, involves their approximately 1,000-student-base of K-6th graders and will be a family-friendly educational experience.
West Creek Academy International Night is scheduled to be a free event and take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school’s campus, 28767 West Hills Drive.