Officials in Cumberland County are giving students in the area a chance to learn and experience different cultures this week.
On Wednesday, May 9th, the Millville Public School District, as part of its annual multicultural week, invited its 5th-grade students to the Riverfront Renaissance Center of the Arts to explore the different cultures in their community.
Officials say the event is a way to expose students to the world around them and teach them the important lesson of embracing differences.
"The idea is to expose them to different ethnicities from around the world [and to] learn that differences are meant to be celebrated as opposed to being something to be apprehensive about," said Robert Trivellini, program director of Millville Public Schools.
Multicultural week will end with a multicultural festival at the RRCA on Friday, May 11th, and will feature live performances and tables containing information, art, and history from different cultures from around the world.