Muir Middle School's Around the World Day

Knight Jason Houlihan slices through a cabbage with his sword during medieval jousting demonstration for Around The World in a Day at John Muir Middle School in Burbank on Friday, March 21, 2014. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / March 21, 2014)

Seventh graders at John Muir Middle School participated in their annual “Around the World Day” that had outside drummers and dancers bring their music and performances to the students in a daylong event on Friday.

Organized by the seventh grade teachers, Muir Principal Greg Miller said there were Taiko drummers, Peruvian dancers and sword play.

The day began with medieval jousting, and throughout the day, performers and dancers invited students participate in the activities.

“In every part of it, they bring kids into what they’re doing,” Miller said.

By the end of the day, the students planned to watch a slide show with pictures of them participating in the day’s events.

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