First Grade Students Enjoy Cultural Exchange with Our Sister School in Spain

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First Grade Students Enjoy Cultural Exchange with Our Sister School in Spain

Our sister school program is a component of our Global Initiatives program and furthers our mission to inspire our students to become well-equipped leaders and productive world citizens by cultivating an appreciation, understanding, and broad knowledge base of our global community. Through our sister school network, students are connected to students in other and who attend schools that are similar to Detroit Country Day School in philosophy and mission. These connections are not limited to the exchange programs we have for the older students (during non-pandemic years) but also experienced by our youngest students through exchanges. 

On October 26, first-grade students participated in a virtual exchange on Zoom with first-year students at our sister school, Col.legi Mare de Déu del Carme, in Terrassa, Spain. Our students introduced themselves in Spanish and taught the Spanish students about Halloween by performing the poem, Five Little Pumpkins. The students in Spain taught us about La Castañada, a fall holiday in Cataluña. It is a festival with Celtic roots and is celebrated in Spain and Portugal. It rings in the fall harvest and celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of winter. 

Other sister schools in our program include: 

  • Kousen Catholic High School in Kusatsu, Japan
  • Gymnasium Oberursel in Oberursel, Germany
  • Lycée Saint Gabriel in Yssingeaux, France
  • ISS Ciufelli-Einaudi in Todi, Italy

To learn more about our Global Initiatives programs please visit