Today marks 200 days left until the Pacific Region’s largest cultural event: The Festival of the Pacific Arts. Artisans, performers, and cultural practitioners are just a few of those who are busy preparing for FestPac. In fact, even elementary school students are getting into the spirit of FestPac.
Guam – At Daniel L. Perez Elementary School in Yigo, students are learning about the 27 Pacific Island Nations and Territories that will be participating in the FestPac. Each class was to learn about one of the island nations or territories and then showcase the culture to different classes by performing, presenting facts about the island, or even telling a story, just as the many delegations come together to share and exchange their cultures at each FestPac.
Curriculum Coordinator Valerie San Nicolas says, “Today, we had our primary students, our kinder, first and second graders, and they walked around to see the third, fourth and fifth graders showcase their Pacific island or territory.”