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Bragg School Goes Around The World

Guest speakers in the Chester elementary school brings world culture in to the class room.

The students at Bragg School in Chester had the opportunity to visit India, France, Africa, Lybia, Germany, Costa Rica, Scotland, Iran and England all without leaving the confines of their halls.

As part of the Around the World program on Nov. 16, over 150 fifth grade students at Bragg took part in a virtual journey to learn about the diverse geographical features, cultures, customs, arts and traditions from a variety of countries.

Students began their day picking up "passports" in their homeroom and then an assembly on "Incredible India" began the day. Kuldip Rao, a Chester resident, spent her time with the students explaining some of the cultural differences between India and America. 

In an assembly filled with the smell of incense, Rao told the students about the education system, the rich history of the culture, the food, the weather and Bollywood.

As the a full day program continued students took a trip spanning all seven continents and provided them with a multi-tiered, interactive learning experience.

The program is in its sixth year, and coordinating teacher Colleen Cahill said despite some last minute changes, the day was another success. 

"Because of the storm some people had to cancel," Cahill said. "But we had some wonderful parents, volunteers and teachers step up."

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