EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its annual World Language Day celebration on Nov. 8. Most of the activities took place in the Berry Performing Arts Center, with presentations on the stage and artwork and displays in the lobby. 

All of the performances and presentations highlighted this year’s theme of Climate Disruption. At a time when the climate crisis is making many agendas, being able to access a space for environmental reflection through art, culture, and entertainment is crucial. From November 8-15, all W+H language students exhibited posters to raise awareness about the environment. All three divisions participated in the week-long event.

Upper School students participated in creating graffiti banners in Spanish, posters in Latin and the illustration of a Chinese legend about the earth and its elements. Lower and Middle School students attended an assembly where the first graders acted a poem and the second and fourth graders sang songs in Spanish. The Middle School Latin students presented summaries of different aspects of Ancient Roman ecology and sustainability and the sixth graders sang a hip hop song in Spanish.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.