“Welcome to Our World” was the theme for Third Street Elementary School’s 7th annual Cultural Day, held in May.
More than 800 students, family and friends attended the all-day affair which featured more than 30 booths inspired by cultures from all over the globe.
Highlights included a visit by Councilman Tom LaBonge as well as a visit by representatives from the Turkish and Chinese consulates. Among performances were Third Street’s traditional Korean drummers and dancers, as well as a martial arts demonstration. Kelly Breaux of Hoop It Up taught kids and parents how to hula hoop, and “Yoga Bob” demonstrated the downward dog pose.
A silent auction featured original artwork created by the students. Proceeds benefit Friends of Third, which supports the school with curricular enrichment and classroom programs.