Saturday, 12 November 2011

Third Culture Kids

Once a year Amy & Joshua's school celebrates 'Rainbow Day'. This is a day to recognize ,learn about and celebrate all the countries/cultures represented in the school.
This year Joshua's class has 19 children from 12 countries!
Amy's class has 21 children from 10 different countries around the world.
being surrounded by such diversity is one of the bonuses of living overseas.

Right now, Amy & Joshua like to enthusiastically represent both Uganda and the United Kingdom. They are very much Third Culture children, born into one culture with parents from another. No doubt, as they get older they will have days when they struggle to figure out their own identity and it will be interesting to see which culture they identify with most.
For now, we can simply enjoy the blessings of being a 'mixed culture' family!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post and lovely kids! It's so good to celebrate all the different nationalities in a class. I wish countries would celebrate all the different nationalities too....I am a third culture kid and went to international schools just like your kids. My parents actually worked in Uganda too (in Arua). Greetings and I wish you all well.