Intercontinental Carnival gives SUIS students insight into global culture
Students at the Shanghai United International School Qingpu Campus recently had a celebration of culture and diversity through a series of courses and events during the school's Intercontinental Carnival.
Every year, the carnival will choose a continent as its theme, and encourage students to learn about and experience local customs and practices through class activities, comprehensive cultural explorations and hands-on lessons.
This year, the carnival focused on the cultures in Asia.
Students participated in DIY workshops about Peking Opera masks, tie-dyed cloth and dough figurines to appreciate the charms of traditional Chinese culture and folk arts.
They also explored the cultural histories behind the festivals and folk customs of Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Laos and Bhutan.
The carnival will also be extended to families and communities in the neighborhood to cultivate children’s international understanding and cross-cultural sensitivities.