The Friendship Journey
Sep 26, 2013
- 7 Nations Coming Together
- 85 International Guests
- 72 Nativity Host Families
- 6 Week-Long Projects
- 35 Project Sessions
- 56 Classroom Visits
- 414 Nativity Students
- 50 Nativity Staff
- 90+ Volunteers
- 2898 Flags Made for the Opening Ceremony
- One week to change the world!
Sep 19, 2013
Students from 7 Nations will form A Global Village in Pleasant Ridge.
Continuing its long tradition of an emphasis on global education, Nativity School in Pleasant Ridge will welcome 72 students from 6 countries for The Friendship Journey – September 28 – October 5. Delegations of 12 students and 2 teachers from China, Mexico, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands will join the Nativity 8th Graders in multi-national teams to work on projects in engineering, design, vocal and visual arts, and technology.
The Friendship Journey opens Monday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. with the Procession of Nations and remarks from Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls, the Honorary Counsel of the Republic of Poland, Marc Dollar, and Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Jim Rigg.
The goal is to build relationships across national boundaries. Each visiting delegation will visit all the classrooms K-8 sharing information about their country’s culture and traditions.
The week’s activities will include a visit to the Freedom Center and Field Day – three-legged race, water balloon toss, relay race, etc. – with teams composed of students from all nations and grades (K-8).
The Friendship Journey culminates on Friday, October 4 with the presentation of the projects and a representative from each country, using the NPR “This I believe” format, will share their perspective on the impact their generation will have on the world.
This is the third time Nativity has hosted The Friendship Journey. Previous Friendship Journeys occurred in 2006 and 2010. Nativity offers Spanish and Chinese in Grades K-8 and Latin in Grades 7-8. As part of its emphasis on global education, students are expected to be well versed in political and physical geography.
For additional information contact:
5936 Ridge Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213
Sep 1, 2013
Check out these videos about past Friendship Journeys and the Global Education program at Nativity School.
A Great Place for Global Education – Nativity School
Cultivating Citizen Diplomats: Bob Herring at TEDxCincinnati
Friendship Journey 2010
Friendship Journey 2010
Friendship Journey 2006
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