Students across the Babylon Union Free School District celebrated World Languages Week throughout the week of March 6 with a series of special activities to promote peace and greater cultural understanding.
The week began with a world landmark scavenger hunt, in which famous sites from around the word were hidden throughout district buildings for students to bring to a world language advisor for a prize.
On Tuesday, a group of students from Babylon Junior-Senior High School visited the elementary and grade schools to lead a handful of activities featuring different languages. The activities were centered on the different ways to say “peace” around the world. At the high school, students completed a history webquest for prizes.
On Wednesday, students took part in a music battle called Musique Miércoles, in which world language teachers played Spanish and French music videos and the students voted for their favorite. The winter was “La Gozadera” by Gente de Zona and Marc Anthony.
Also on Wednesday, the Babylon High School World Languages Club—along with the Spanish, French and American Sign Language honor societies—presented an afterschool international culture fair, which was open to students in 6th grade an above. The students were served Italian ices and took part in various fun activities including games crafts!
On Thursday, the District’s students held a scavenger hunt for national flowers of various countries from around the world and those who found them won a prize!
Finally, on Friday, the World Languages and Physical Education departments hosted The International Games. Students had the opportunity to enjoy games popular in all corners of the world, and fun was had by all—including the teachers!
For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us
. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict
Date Added: 3/20/2023