Cultural Diversity

by Ashley Zilka on December 22, 2010 at 6:01 am

Rufus Putnam Community School celebrates cultural diversity.

Today’s celebration focused on holidays around the world.  Principal and Director Vicky French says they have been performing this holiday presentation for eight years and that it’s all about the children discovering different cultures.

"We found out that our children are more tolerant of each others culture and then they know about the world and how tolerant they can be of other cultures," said French. 

French says the children range from 18 months to five years old and each classroom chose a part of the world that they would like to celebrate.  Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas were a few of the cultures that were performed today.

"I love seeing the children learn and they are learning a lot when they actually have a presentation and they are concentrating on one subject and of course this month its cultural diversity," said French.

French has been involved in the educational experiences of thousands of children within Zanesville City Schools for more than 35 years.