The American School of Marrakesh is proud to announce that on April 18, 19th and 20th we will be celebrating our host culture and the culture of many of our students, parents, and staff with a school-wide event, our third annual, Arabic department sponsored Moroccan Cultural Appreciation Day!!
On Wednesday, April 18th, a Grade 3 Race will take place during Period 2 in honor of Hicham El Guerrouj**.
Students in elementary school (Grades 1-5) are invited to attend this event.
**Hicham El Guerrouj is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner. El Guerrouj is the current world record holder in the 1500 meters, mile and outdoor 2000 meters events. He is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist.–from Wikipedia
On Thursday, April 19th, Period 7 Elementary students will present on a wide range of famous Moroccan personalities in the Assembly Hall. All elementary students and teachers are welcome to attend.
On Friday, April 20th, During Lunch all students can choose to go to the courtyard at the back of the school to get a henna tattoo or have their names written out in Arabic calligraphy. First come, first serve!
During period 5: US Presentations on the 12 Regions of Morocco & Famous Moroccans
- Attendees will be quizzed prior to entering the Assembly Hall on their knowledge of the 12 regions of Morocco and the specifics about each region (economics, culture, languages, food, etc.).
- Once they have completed the mini quiz students will enter the presentation area in the Assembly Hall and Upper School students will provide information about important Moroccan personalities and specific regional characteristics of the twelve regions that make up Morocco.
- Also, cooking lessons will take place and foods of Morocco will be highlighted during this session and will be regional in focus (12 regions) (tagines, couscous, etc.).