Prince Street Elementary School puts on multicultural program for students

SALISBURY, Md. – “We believe in early intervention when it comes to reading and so why not start there with culture as well,” said Prince Street Elementary School principal Jason Miller.

From Latin America, to Asia, to Africa and beyond. Early Wednesday morning countries and cultures across the globe were showcased and celebrated at Prince Street Elementary School.

“My favorite part was dancing, showing other kids that they could do a lot of cultures and stuff,” said elementary school student¬†Johnie Williams.

School officials say the multicultural program was a way for students to embrace the different cultures and ethnicities that make up the elementary school while also teaching them to love one another as they are.

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from, as long as there’s respect there. We could be two different people or your friend could be different. It’s ok to have friends who don’t look like you,” said home-school liaison Elizabeth Bacon.

Parents involved in the program say the event was a perfect way to unite the community in a time where they can often face hate and discrimination.

“With this kind of event, the kids can appreciate where they come from and we feel more inclusive especially in this moment with what’s happening in the country,” said one parent Karla Morales.

Officials add that the program was also a way to teach students that it’s never okay to bully someone who may seem different than them.

“That’s one of the things that we try to strive here at our school as well is that we don’t bully any students regardless of the clothes that they wear regardless of where they come from,” said Miller.

And parents say it’s important to teach children acceptance at such young ages, so that they can go out and change the world.

“If we can start in this small community I think the kids will just spread it,” said another parent Kimberly Ford.

 

 

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