HAMBURG - For the fourth year, Immaculata Academy students participated in the national event Mix It Up At Lunch Day, where students switch lunch tables to meet new friends and find commonalities with their classmates. The event helps to combat bullying by promoting friendship, respect and unity.
At lunch, students were assigned new tables to encourage interaction with other students in their class and in other grade levels. Each table had a character trait assigned to it that helps to promote good character for the students to reflect upon. Also on the tables was a list of "ice breaker" questions to help get conversations going and the students to get to know each other better.
The theme of this year's event was, "iAccept" and music chosen by the students was played throughout their lunch period to symbolize spreading tolerance "one note at a time." Students also took turns signing a large mp3 player constructed out of poster board to show their commitment. The event, with more than two million participants across the country, creates opportunities for students to interact with classmates, while building school spirit, raising awareness about social boundaries, and encouraging students to work together to branch out and break social boundaries.