This year my school added a residential component to it’s already robust international program. Ten ninth and tenth grade boys from China moved into a building adjacent to our campus and attend classes and participate in our sports programs. As a way of welcoming them and introducing them to some of our holiday traditions, upper schoolers created a gingerbread house to be put on display at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.
AC Upper School students met six times throughout October to design and construct a gingerbread house for the annual Sweet Creations silent auction at the George Eastman House. Students worked together to create a representation of the school that integrates AC traditions with elements from the home countries of our international students.
The finished project includes flags from the United States, China, Korea, Norway, and Nepal as well as the school name written in both English and Chinese. A wolf-drawn sleigh driven by a panda in a Santa suit tops off the display. The house will be exhibited through December 12 at the George Eastman House. Thank you to parent Lori Colella, who generously contributed her time and expertise to the project. Click here to see more photos.