A Celebration of Ancestry

A Celebration of Ancestry photo

Starting with a musical performance that took the audience on a trip around the world, third-grade students at St. James Elementary School celebrated Heritage Day on Nov. 16.

As part of their Heritage Day project, students had to locate an historical document that was linked to their family history in some way. Each student then traced their family heritage back to that document to show their lineage. Students designed their own posters featuring their family history as well as family crests. 

Invited guests joined the third-graders in the multipurpose room to show off their projects and go on a “scavenger hunt” to find clues about their ancestry. Back in the classrooms, the celebration continued as students and guests sampled different ethnic food prepared by each family.