St. Robert third grade students will take a virtual trip around the world Monday — in a multicultural celebration of costume, music, dance, food and cultural displays during the school's annual Folk Fair.
More than 40 students will particpate in ushering vistors around the school. The fair marks the culmination of several months of work during which students immersed themselves in their cultural heritage across multiple academic disciplines.
The Folk Fair will be held in Reilly Hall, 2200 E. Capitol Dr., from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Students researched a specific country, compiled a report about the similarities and differences between that country and our own, and produced a travel brochure promoting unique attributes of culture, music, art, food and traditions. They also wrote biographies about one individual from their respective country who has positively impacted his or her community. Painted flags created by the students represent each country and organized a creative display to convey what they've learned. And, to prepare for the fair itself, students worked in collaboration with a small group to problem solve and develop a finished product.
During the fair, visitors can enjoy the World Cafe featuring several dishes from each country.