On March 21 Riverway Learning Community decided to bring the world to its students by hosting an afternoon Culture Fair. In coordination with 4-H, a group of more than 10 Winona State University international students, organized by Ying Hou of China, represented five different countries during an afternoon of sharing and cultural awareness building.
Students were given passports to track their travels and spent time moving from activity to activity and country to country. The scope of travel included the familiar European cultures of Italy and Germany to the lesser-known culture of Romania, to the very different Asian cultures of China and Taiwan.
The Culture Fair allowed Riverway students the chance to interact with people they may not otherwise meet. Opportunities like this support Riverway’s concept of using the community as a classroom and the ongoing dedication to creating an accepting learning environment for all.