Upon entering our school, all teachers, students, parents, and visitors are immersed in a multicultural atmosphere. The colourful mural of children (painted by previous students) on the wall, along with the poster above it, communicate our appreciation of the diverse cultures in our student population and the world, in general. Discussion generated about the importance and meaning of the words and images was very rich, enlightening, and for many, reaffirming of their individual place within the whole of the school-we all belong. Now every time we walk by, children not only look but realize the meaning and importance of what they are seeing.
This activity connects to the foundation of global citizenship as the children are able to see themselves in the images of the mural. They recognize the diversity amongst themselves and were able to connect the variety of student cultures in our one school to the different colours and textures of the peels on the one apple. They also made links to the world, in general. They understand that all of the children are interconnected within our school just like our world is made up of all kinds of cultures and people, just like us. We are all citizens of the school and world, and our diversity makes us special.