Paper Maché Mancala for International Week MIDDLE SCHOOL ART STUDENTS MAKE ANIMAL-THEMED MANCALA BOARDS TO KICK OFF 2017 INTERNATIONAL WEEK

Seventh grade art students have been creating animal-themed mancala boards out of wire, paper maché, and paint. Under the guidance of art teacher Alice Laimbeer, the students selected and designed their animals to reflect this year's International Week, which is focused on Kenya.

For the past 15 years, Highland has had a sister school connection with The Enkijape Primary School in Kenya. The Highland community supports educational opportunities at Enkijape School through student scholarships, faculty support, and trips that bring students and families together.

Each year, Highland selects a country and students participate in a variety of classroom experiences and programs. To celebrate this long-standing relationship with Enkijape School, Kenya is the theme for this year's International Week.

This year's International Week events run from January 18-27 with assemblies and activities in each of Highland's three divisions. Activities range from conservation and musical assemblies, a unique African market in the art gallery, and a keynote presentation for Upper School students on the importance of mobile banking in Kenya by Dr. Ndunge Kiiti, a professor at Houghton College.

The middle schoolers will be presenting their paper maché projects to Lower School students during an upcoming assembly. Th students will show off their work and teach younger students to the ancient game of mancala using their unique boards.

Watch for more images and video from this year's International Week, which runs from January 18 to 27, 2017. To learn more about past countries we've focused on, please click here.

To learn more about Highland School's relationship with Enkijape School, please visit our Enkijape School – Highland School Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/EnkijapeSchool/

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