COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Students at Shaw High School in Columbus got a taste of other cultures with their brand-new Heritage Week.
Heritage Week exposed students to various cultures across the globe they may not have had any prior interaction with.
The students and staff participated in activities celebrating and showcasing other cultures.
The very first Heritage Week was organized by a Shaw High School student and took place during the week of Jan. 14 to Jan. 18.
Their activities included:
Monday, Jan. 14: Students completed a heritage questionnaire to track their background and learn where their ancestors came from.
Tuesday, Jan. 15: Around the World Scavenger Hunt. Students scanned QR codes around the school to learn facts about the countries.
Wednesday, Jan. 16: Students created flags from different countries to be pieced together to make a mural.
Thursday, Jan. 17: Students dressed up in clothing that represents their heritage for a “Trip Around the World.”
Friday, Jan. 18: Students and staff “passed the plate” as they brought in dishes from various cultures.
All of the food left over from Heritage week was donated to Safehouse Ministries.