Chinese Cultural Day at Wares Ferry School
At the invitation from Mr. Edward Drozdowski, Principal of Wares Ferry Road Elementary School, the Auburn University at Montgomery Confucius Institute participated in the school’s first Multicultural Festival on April 26, 2013.
In the morning, the AUM dragon dance group students and staff were warmly welcomed by Principal Drozdowski at the door. After an announcement that the dragon was approaching the school, over 450 students, teachers and parents hurried outside to watch the Dragon Dance performed by AUM students.
Following the performance of the Dragon Dance, Chinese teachers from the AUM Confucius Institute taught lessons of simple Chinese words, Chinese paper cutting, and many other arts and crafts. The students played games including shuttlecock, and learned handkerchief dance.
In the afternoon, Confucius Institute presented Tai Chi and an ancient Chinese costume show. The students could not help dancing and clapping hands when the Chinese folk music was played.
Confucius Institute also brought many Chinese crafts, ink paintings, and Chinese tea, to exhibit throughout the day. The students were excited to learn so many new and different things at one time. Principal Drozdowski appreciated AUM’s Confucius Institute for their contribution to the success of the school’s Multicultural Week. “We are looking forward to more collaborations in the Fall,” said Principal Drozdowski.