Mount Pleasant Elementary School [FULL]

About the project

Elementary School children are invited to learn about diversity and have the opportunity to honour, share, and be proud of their own cultures within their community. Over the course of three days, they will participate in workshops, stations and fun activities centered about art, music, dance, sport, language, food and celebrations to learn about and appreciate various cultures that make up their school and community. This project will culminate with a school wide assembly where students, staff and UBC students are encouraged to dress in outfits that represent their culture or their home. The aim of this project is to impart elementary children with the knowledge that there is strength in understanding, embracing and sharing diversity in its various forms with respect.


Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 2 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Project :

Wednesday, February 20 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 21 from 9:00 am– 3:00 pm

Friday, February 22 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What you will do

  • Facilitate and engage with students through various interactive activities centered on culture specific sports, music/dance, food, celebrations, art and language.
  • Collaborate with other students to create/facilitate workshops and promote an appreciation for cultural diversity
  • Make personal connections with students of both similar and diverse backgrounds
  • Foster a sense of belonging and community amongst the students
  • Be a positive role model while representing UBC within the community
  • Follow the school’s code of conduct: ROAR (Respect, Open-Minded, Academically Engaged, Responsible)


  • Enthusiasm and interest in sharing your own culture
  • Experience or interest in working with children ages 5-13
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to play an instrument, perform a dance, or create art from your culture is an asset.
  • Knowledge of a language other than English is an asset
  • Interest in developing your intercultural understanding
  • Willingness to share some of your cultural customs and practices

Placement location

Mount Pleasant Elementary

Mount Pleasant Elementary

2300 Guelph St
Vancouver, BC V5T 3P1

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