Fourteen students, five parents and six teachers of the Elementary School Deryneia A’ came together in a two-day interactive workshop and developed their vision for a multicultural school that respects children of all cultures and with all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
During the first phase of the workshop, the group focused on the triggering question: “What are the characteristics of an ideal school that values the characteristics of the new multicultural European
The workshop showed the great interest and enthusiasm of students, parents and teachers to work together for a multicultural school and a multicultural society, in which all citizens and all students can benefit from one another and in which diversity is perceived as richness and not as an obstacle.
A core group of participants gathered on 26 January to design an Action Plan based on the outcomes of the previous workshop sessions. A total of 15 concrete ideas were discussed and tasks were split among the participants. Actions include interactive exercises in the classroom, multicultural games, international cooking classes and a workshop on multiculturalism for the parents’ association.A full report on the outcomes of the workshop will be available for download soon.