Celebrating Holderness School's International Students
For a week in February we had a chance to step outside the Holderness bubble and experience the sounds and tastes of other countries. With the help of English teachers Marilee Lin and Jini Sparkman, the Holderness international students and the Multicultural Club organized several events on campus that focussed on the cultures and traditions of the 13 different countries from which our students travel.
In two different chapel services, students read poems and prayers in their native languages, played music, and shared their stories. Students also shared recipes from their homes with the dining hall staff and worked with them to turn an ordinary Saturday dinner into an international food fair! Lastly, students feasted on international flavors at the Head's House during a Lunar New Year celebration and in Mrs. Lin's kitchen, where students had a chance to learn how to make wontons. Below is a video highlighting some of the festivities!