SOUTH FORSYTH -- As Forsyth County’s population continues to grow, so will its diversity. And one school is helping students discover various cultures through a holiday event Saturday.
From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Johns Creek Elementary will hold its “Holidays Around the World” event.
“We have our John’s Creek families who volunteer to present and share information, and basically we transform our school into a living museum,” said Principal Alyssa Degliumberto.
“At each of the countries, families will stop and learn about their nation’s history, customs, art, music and native dress,” Degliumberto said. “Sometimes they’ll have sampling of some of their native foods, as well as talk about how they might celebrate different holidays.”
The event will also feature a parade of nations.
“The students, in native dress, will come and they’ll be able to parade through our cafeteria,” Degliumberto said. “… We will also have the chorus performing and students performing native songs and dances.
“One of the things that we love about this event, is there is not a more exciting way for students and families to learn about the amazing world around us than from their friends and their neighbors.”
The event will also feature drawings for gift baskets designed by school classes.
“All of our friends and family get to learn a little more about each other, and about the cultures of our friends that we see each and every day,” Degliumberto said. “Students benefit the most from this activity, because they’re able to learn about the world around them without having to travel.”