|Students receiving henna designs.|
|Priya Govindarajan narrates the Ponnivala story for students.|
Priya started each session by telling the story in Tamil for about ten minutes. The idea was to expose kids to the sound of a very different language and let them enjoy some of the rhythms and expressions used, before switching to English to explain more thoroughly what was happening. She told a different story for each session and each presentation was accompanied by the projection of pages from our graphic novel series onto a big screen in front of the kids. This way everyone could enjoy the graphics even if they did not understand all the words.
|A KHS student enjoying one of our graphic novels.|
This is a forward-looking school, emphasizing the need for peace between cultures and between nations. Their initiative is to be commended we hope others will follow suit. It was a well planned event and fun was had by all, even by the many friends and parents who also attended the celebration!
~ Dr. Brenda Beck
|Dr. Beck giving her presentation to the Multicultural Celebration Day assembly at |
Kawartha Heights School in Peterborough, ON.