At PACE we value the similarities and differences each person’s cultural heritage brings to our lives. We celebrate and share our diversity on a daily basis both inside and outside the classroom in order to enrich the learning experience for our students and the whole school community.
We believe that culture is broad and complex. We understand that cultural identity comes from traits and values learned through membership in micro-cultures based on ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, class, native language, geographical region, and other factors.
October 15 – November 15
During the month of October join PACE Academy in celebrating European Heritage Month; the European Commission and Council of Europe website will give PACE Academy access to visit thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events.
Throughout this website we are able to visit a stunning variety of events and monuments will be open to the public during the European Heritage Days. They range from Cistercian abbeys to cathedrals and castles, from the oldest iron printing press to Victorian grain warehouses; from coal mines to government buildings and theaters and many, many more. Some countries or regions establish an overarching theme over a series of events. For instance, France is focusing on “hidden heritage” inviting visitors to witness rarely seen or unexpected faces of heritage concealed in walls, underground or in the landscape; in the Brussels-Capital Region, examples of buildings which illustrate the engineering and technical solutions that led to the evolution of architecture over the centuries will be open to the public under the unifying idea of ‘The Art of Building”. The list of events being offered throughout Europe runs into the tens of thousands.
A number of countries are also producing joint events with a view to emphasizing the European dimension of the Programme. Ukraine, Spain, Moldova and Georgia, for instance, are collaborating on an electronic platform, which will link wine museums in cooperation activities across Europe; the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia, France and Belgium are cooperating on a youth exchange and heritage education event.
Beginning in 1985, European Heritage month has been celebrated throughout the world. The 50 signatory States to the European Cultural Convention take part in the European Heritage Month by putting new cultural assets on view and opening up historical buildings normally closed to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the broader aim is to promote mutual understanding among citizens. Together lets celebrate our partners in Europe and broaden our students’ horizons through the study of various cultures! This weal of knowledge can be found at: http://www.ehd.coe.int/