World Language Breakfast Welcomes New Changes to the Event
March 10, 2017
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Every year, the Haverford High School Language department holds their Foreign Language Week, including daily trivia questions, bilingual readings of the pledge of allegiance, and the much anticipated World Language Breakfast.
The students participate in the breakfast by cooking a dish from their area of study (French, Italian, Spanish, or Latin) and bring them in for other students to try. By doing this students are able to learn more about the culture they are studying and share information with students that may not be able to experience other language classes.
Dishes such as Pizzelles from Italy, Rice and Empanadas from Spain, Chocolate croissants from France, and the classic Grapes and Cheese from the Latin classes were among the favorites. Junior Avery Riordan loved the opportunity to experience new cultures through cuisine. “I filled my plate up with so any delicious different foods from so many different cultures “.
In addition to all the amazing food offered at the breakfast, performers came to play traditional music and teach students dance styles from foreign countries. “The dancing was a great way to really feel apart of hispanic culture and interact with others in a fun way” said Sophomore Anna Mefford. Students also got to dress like a professional salsa dancer would if they were at a performance.
The event was promoted throughout the week on the announcements but perhaps the coolest and most modern way students could share their experience of the event was on Snapchat. Spanish teacher Ms. Richards created an exclusive geofilter for students to enjoy and share pictures from the event with their friends for one day only. “A lot of people I knew used geofilters for their weddings, so i looked into how much it would be. For three hours it only costed around $10. I got to design a filter that covered the perimeter of the school”.
The 2017 World Language Breakfast welcomed changes that helped promote the event to a broader range of students and help Haverford become a little bit more cultured.