This year, the American School of Las Palmas will allocate the funds raised at the party to turn the library dome into a dual-purpose room including a multimedia room and the school library.
The traditional International Food Fair of the American School of Las Palmas, with more than 50 years of history, was held on Saturday, April 27th. Over 600 people attended the party; families, students, teachers and friends joined together to turn the school’s facilities into a great American party. The students participated actively in the food sales and organized activities as part of their business education. They performed with their peers on stage where they showed the values that are enhanced in American education: teamwork, public speaking, interpretation and music. All of this while being observed by their proud families and teachers who also collaborated in a variety of tasks during the event.
The entire event has a charitable nature, since all the money raised is donated to a school project that the families and staff have chosen.
And like any American party, one could not miss the live music, inflatable water maze, games of all kinds, raffles and other activities in addition to the grand selection of international food. Thanks to the different nationalities of the students at the school, it was possible to taste the best dishes and delicacies from Korea, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Russia, Norway, Britain, Trinidad, Tobago, South Africa, France, Japan, America and many other countries.
Carli Monzón, President of the Governing Board of the American School, commented: “Seeing hundreds of people: families, students and teachers, working and enjoying something they consider their own is what makes this celebration so special to the American School”.
The American School was established in Gran Canaria in the late 60s and has become a benchmark based on how it prepares its students in the skills they will need to be successful in their professional future. Self-confidence and teamwork are, among others, the values that are clearly reflected in these children who, from childhood, present their work and projects to their peers, in a small setting and in English.