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Asia Day

Every year, sixth-graders complete an extensive study of Asia and its countries that culminates in Asia Day, a hands-on, daylong lesson that celebrates countries like China and India. Middle School geography teacher and Dean of Students Andy McGarvey spearheaded the event. Throughout the day, students participated in a variety of activities, including a kung fu demo from Blue Ash Shaolin Dojo and an Indian dance lesson from parents Amir and Samir Kulkarni, whose daughter, Annika, is in sixth grade. Students also learned about henna and yoga. Director of Experiential Learning Nick Francis taught students how to play cricket. Upper and Middle School Chinese teacher Mia Wu taught a lesson about China. The day ended with a celebration of Holi, an Indian festival that welcomes the arrival of spring. Sixth-graders gathered on the basketball court to throw handfuls of colored powder in the air for one final cultural lesson.

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