Students at the Marius Torres school in Barcelona are studying the cultural traditions of their peers in an attempt to boost integration among the high immigrant population in the school. Approximately 90% of students at the school come from immigrant families who hail from South America, China, and North African countries. Students have shared food and clothing on special days, as part of the introduction to each others’ cultures. “Looking at how the kids get on, it’s as if they were all from the same country,” said one teacher. “We should learn from them, because they don’t have any prejudices.” The teacher also stressed that the lessons about each other are also passed from the students to their parents, resulting in a positive community strengthening.
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