Hilda Skeene in African theme . . .

The pupils of the Hilda Skeene Primary School celebrated the start of African Awareness Month with an opening ceremony yesterday. The ceremony, beginning at 9:30 a.m., was held under the theme Africa –– The Legacy Continues.

Flag parade of  African nations.
Flag parade of African nations.

Reverend Arlette Warterman conducted the invocations and Rodney Grant, CEO of Pinelands Creative Workshop, gave the feature address.

Hilda Skeene Primary principal Ivan Clarke, Reverend Arlette Waterman and MC  and Class 4 teacher  Fabian Lewis.
Hilda Skeene Primary principal Ivan Clarke, Reverend Arlette Waterman and MC
and Class 4 teacher
Fabian Lewis.

Entertainment was provided by the Class 3 and Class 4 students, who performed a rhythm poetry piece entitled Aim High, written by teacher Mrs Sharon Branch; and Class 4 student Makayka Hurdle gave the vote of thanks.

Class 4 student Makayla Hurdle after giving vote of thanks before featured speaker Rodney Grant and teacher/MC Fabian Lewis.
Class 4 student Makayla Hurdle after giving vote of thanks before featured speaker Rodney Grant and teacher/MC Fabian Lewis.

During the month of celebrations, Hilda Skeene students will be engaged in several activities, including listening to Anansi and Ossie Moore stories; print and pattern-making using African symbols; viewing an authentic preparation of an African meal; creating an Anansi mural based on a specific Anansi story; African headtie demonstrations (for girls); African drum-making demonstrations (for boys); hairstyle competition; African dress and fashion show; creation of solar water heating device using PET bottles; class project on a specific African nation; and Open Day on February 25.

      

3 Responses to Hilda Skeene in African theme . . .

  1. Vasco Stevenson February 3, 2016 at 8:55 am

    This is excellent news and a step in the right direction. I would have loved to post this on my Facebook wall but did not see a link. I get many interesting reports on Africa which I could share with you. Please advise.

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  2. Prof Dr Lelyn Williams DHL MSEngg February 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Very nice. Loved it all.

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  3. Joyce Sealy February 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    This project was so interesting and informative. It was a great opportunity for parents and children to bond as they do their research. Good work Mr. Principal Clarke and your teachers.

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