November 12, 2010 > Forest Park students celebrate United Nations Day
Forest Park students celebrate United Nations Day
Story and Photos submitted by Anita Banerjee
The Forest Park Elementary School students served as a glowing example of unity in diversity and peaceful co-existence at the school's annual United Nations Day celebration. Students of many nationalities created a special assembly featuring a flag parade, skits, speeches, and peace songs created by teachers during the colorful multicultural event.
United Nations Day, celebrated internationally on October 24, commemorates the founding of the UN in 1945. The day spreads awareness of the United Nations, its aims, purpose and achievements, and is often celebrated by schools with diverse student bodies. The Forest Park celebration, held under the banner of "Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Peace," was attended by many parents and Superintendent James Morris of the Fremont Unified School District.
Forest Park Elementary School Principal, Mr. Chuck Graves, stated that the celebration and preparations leading to the event were valuable learning experiences for the students, faculty and parent community alike. "The United Nations Day celebration," Graves added, "is a reflection of core values of world citizenship, universal values, leadership and forward thinking."