On Saturday, March 24th, Lincoln School hosted the annual International Day celebration. This tradition allows students, staff and families to represent and embrace their home countries and celebrate the diversity that we have at our school. With around 40 countries represented by our community, International Day is a time to share culture and food. This International Day, emphasis was put on giving back to the community and sharing the service projects that Lincoln School has been involved with throughout the year. Students from different grade levels performed songs, while the high school band played. After the program in the gym, all the elementary students went to the Globe Theatre to showcase their service learning projects. One of these projects included the newly implemented recycling program in school, in partnership with Doko Recyclers. The secondary students showcased the class service projects that they completed during Service Nepal. These projects included the building of bio-gas systems; solar electrification of a school; construction of other schools; library developments; building a playground, as well as other student initiatives such as PLUM (Please Learn and Understand Menstruation) lessons for local students.
After our students had presented their projects, everyone went to the outdoor court, which had transformed into a banquet hall overnight, to enjoy the variety of food that families provided. Mountains of food from around the globe were piled on top of plates and devoured. Families went home full and happy after a day of celebrating our diversity, but also our unity at Lincoln.