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Parkinson celebrates Independence

The Parkinson Memorial Secondary School got the island’s 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations off to a grand start today.

The Human 50 and Broken Trident formation by the students at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School.

The Human 50 and Broken Trident formation by the students at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School.

Under the theme Barbados Ah Come From – Celebrating 50 Years of Nationhood, students of the Pine, St Michael institution gathered in the school hall to mark the start of their celebrations for the month of November.

They were treated to much local entertainment from the Spiritual Baptists, Carl Alff Padmore and a tuk band presentation along with Adrian Green. They also witnessed video presentations educating them on all things Bajan.

Adrian Green had the students’ full attention with his poem about liking oneself.

Adrian Green had the students’ full attention with his poem about liking oneself.

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The tuk band and Mother Sally performing for the students.

Some songbirds at the school also showcased their talents.

In a short address, principal of the school Ian Holder urged the students to see Barbados as the best place on Earth, and to treat it as such.

Following the ceremony, the students then gave their personal contribution to the 50th anniversary celebrations, setting the bar high for the other school celebrations.

Cheering loudly while students of the Daryll Jordan Secondary School Steel Orchestra played De World Ain’t See by past Parkinson Memorial student Edwin Yearwood in the background, students and teachers commemorated the event by forming a human 50 and Broken Trident. The students waved balloons and rags of national colours as they were captured by a drone, making for one awesome picture and video.

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