|Malaysia and Japan|
My kids school celebrated United Nations with the theme "The Silk Road to Peace and Prosperity." Their cultural presentation emphasizes and interpreted the relationship of China with the rests of the world.
The program starts with the preschoolers as they represent each countries. They happily march on stage and carried their flags proudly as they sing, "It's a Small World!"
|It's a Small World|
|Canada, Australia and Malaysia|
The Grade 5 students and teachers carried the benevolent Chinese dragon.
My sister enjoyed being one of the Chinese fan dancers!
|Chinese fan dance|
My daughter, with the Grade 2 students, wearing their kimonos as they performed traditional Japanese dances. She enjoyed being on the center stage!
|Japanese parasol dance|
|Japanese fan dance|
"Merchants traveled to Africa (the birthplace of humanity) to trade for rare timbers, gold, ivory, exotic animals and spices.
"In one way or another, the South Pacific Islands were influenced by the Chinese..."
"... Through 'cultural triangles,' nations were able to share their wealth and learn to tolerate indifferences."
"In India, the Chinese traded their silk and ceramics for precious stones."
"The Venetian Marco Polo served in the Chinese Emperor's court. He brought west to the east, and upon returning to Europe, brought the East to the West."
"A Chinatown in any country is evidence that China has sent her ambassadors to make peace with the rest of the world."
Here in the Philippines, "Chinese influence extended up to the Colonial times, when Manila became the stopover of the galleon trade..."
It had been another great school presentation where everyone deserves to be applauded. Even the colorful costumes, the wonderful stage, the continuous program flow deserves, especially the Korean student group who performed Korean songs are all worthy to be mentioned.
The SGIS United Nations program reads as -
"We can find SGIS along the Silk Road. Being an international school, it gathers the children of the world. Their young minds can be molded to love their neighbors, regardless of color, culture or creed. Peace and understanding will reduce destruction and increase production - construction that will bring about prosperity."