On Friday October 14th, pupils at EIB Grenelle celebrated their first International Day. The objective of the day? Discover the various countries our community comes from!
The event was organised throughout the whole day: 7 countries were presented in the morning (Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, Egypt, Canada, Russia, UK) and 14 in the afternoon (Italy, Tunisia, USA, Australia, Brazil, France, China, Japan, Belgium, Spain, Romania, Lebanon, Iran, Morocco).
Each workshop represented a nationality and highlighted its culture and traditions through activities, the discovery of traditional dishes and flavors, etc. For example, Japan organized an origami workshop and matcha cookie tasting, Belgium offered a waffle tasting, Spain had a fan making workshop, etc.
Moreover, each pupil was given a ‘passport’ which was stamped whenever they 'entered’ a new country. They also carried a bag in which they brought back souvenirs from each of their 'trips'.
A very successful event during which the children learned a lot about the different cultures of the school community! At EIB Grenelle, there are more than 26 nationalities. Children from around the world gather every day in a caring and open environment.