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Youth Experience Summer Global Learning Experience

Westcott Elementary School’s Summer Mini Camp took a fun trip to another wonderful Chicago southside community called CHINATOWN. The children were absorbed with the great architect, designs on huge pillars and colorful Chinese stores. This stop was Chinatown Square. 

A volunteer gathered all of the students to show them the stories carved on the pillars, and about how the Chinese created paper. The children then headed to a Chinese restaurant called “The Phoenix.”

Chopsticks at each table really grabbed the youth's attention.  All the kids tried to use the chopsticks in their own special way as they were served a delicious meals of egg rolls, shrimp fried rice, and won tons. 

After a great day of exploring Chinatown, the headed back to the Westcott mini-camp with a better understanding and appreciation of the Chinese culture. The mini-campers even got to keep their chopsticks!

Keywords: Chinatown, education, summer camp

Posted in Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights


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