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Students learn about the world, help others at the same time

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A group of Region 8 students have been learning about the world around them.

Students at the International Studies Magnet School held a special event for parents Thursday evening. It was a Multicultural Showcase.

Each grade took on a continent and broke up into groups to tackle countries and issues they were interested in learning about.

Sixth grader Nate Light said he got a lot out of this project

“It helps everybody learn a little bit,” Light said. “Like, because every grade studies a continent and it helps them learn about the world and learn what's happening instead of just what's happening here.”

The showcase was open from 6 to 7 p.m. Parents roamed the classrooms and halls to see what their children worked on for about a month.

Fourth graders took their project, over Africa, a step further.

“We made dresses for little African girls in an orphanage that needs dresses,” fourth grader Reece Jumper said. “It feels good to help people.”

They made the dresses and shorts out of pillowcases.

Once they are taken down off the wall, they'll be mailing them to an organization that will get them to an orphanage in Africa.

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