Fun for Independence

deacons primary displays talent and national pride at concert

Independence is the one time of year that many Barbadians display their national pride and talents.

And on Saturday evening, the students of Deacons Primary stirred those feelings when they put on a concert that showcased how good they can sing, recite poetry, dance, and act.

Themed Firm Craftsmen of Our Fate, the students from nursery to Class 4 delighted their parents, guardians, teachers and friends with their performances that included staples such as Cut de Sugar Cane, I Love Barbados, John Belly Mama, Miss Mattie and a range of acrostics about Barbados.

The Class 4 students did a modern day twist on the contribution of Clement Payne complete with rioting and a news crew from the Deacons News Network who was there “live” on the scene while the Class 3s’ Gossip left people laughing.

The audience was also treated to performances from Blood whose Foot on Fire had the children singing and dancing along, reigning Junior Monarch Aisha Mandisa Butcher, former Junior Monarch Anita AC Charles, and Sing Out Barbados Kids who did Flying Fish, Brown girl in the ring before closing the show with God Bless Bim.

Teacher Sonjean Jones, who was the master of ceremonies, did a good job keeping the show flowing as well as entertained the audience with a few Ossie Moore jokes between acts.

Patrons were also given a chance to perform, win prizes and eat some Bajan sweets and delicacies, and drink juices especially refreshing lemonade.

All in all it was a good family outing and Principal Shirley Marshall and her staff should take a bow. (DS)

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