Skip To ContentSkip To Content
    Seattle World School Celebrates Origins and Diversity at Cultural Fair
    Posted on 06/11/2019
    collage of photos taken at the culture fair featuring SPS students and staff

    Seattle World School students, staff, families, and community partners came together on Saturday, June 8th to host a Cultural Fair celebrating the diversity and origins of the school community. Principal Bruno Cross welcomed the crowd with the affirmation that “At Seattle World School, we are each other’s people.”

    All in attendance were treated to entertainment, different cuisines from near and far, student and staff exhibitions, and resource information booths.

    The performance line-up included musicians, dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, and was led by World School student emcees. From talented amateurs to accomplished musicians, music from China, Honduras, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and other countries was performed, including a vocal performance from a staff member. Performances also included a show from the Latin Mix Dance Group and student break dance and hip-hop routines. Attendees were also treated to food from around the world. Including pupusas from El Salvador, injera from East Africa, and an array of other specialty dishes.

    The Seattle World School community serves students from over 30 countries. Students, staff, and community members created informational displays of descriptions and artifacts from their home countries, including a map labeled with the names of each student and their respective country of heritage. Students taught others about the Garifuna culture and its exile from the island of St. Vincent, just north of Venezuela, to Honduras and other countries in Central America. They then performed a traditional Honduran dance for the community. A few students also read their prepared letters to school and community leaders voicing their concerns, sharing their stories, and advocating for the community.

    Seattle World School recognizes and empowers all to share their stories and to honor one another’s experiences to create a welcoming environment. Thank you to the Cultural Fair planning committee and to the community partners: Jack Straw, Home Health Healthy Registry, WILD program, Fresh Bucks, Youth in Focus, ICHS, Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services, and El Centro de La Raza, Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA), Project Rise, REWA, Soccer Without Borders (SWB), Neighborhood House, and Neighborcare Health. These partners, among many others, make the schools and the district stronger because of their important relationships.

    We are each other’s people!