Today was a great day for flying kites and that is exactly what the students at St. Lawrence Primary School did.
The brilliant sunshine also made it a good day for the youngsters to parade their bonnets and hats when the Christ Church school held its Easter Bonnet Parade and Kite Flying Competition at Dover Playing Field.
Teacher Janelle Phillip, who coordinated the day’s activities told Barbados TODAY that students in the Infants Department, those from three to seven years old, were in the bonnet and hat parade. They had to depict the theme Good Enough To Eat, while the juniors – the seven to 11 year olds – had to design and fly kites around the theme Barbados On Our Own But Not Alone.
She said it was very competitive event and the response was overwhelming. Some of the ideas had to come from the youngsters themselves and she noted that students depicted market vendors with trays of fruit, a child had a plate of cou cou and flying fish. Another was “eggilicious” with her attire adorned with eggs and chicks, while “a farmer” showed off cows and fish.
At the end of the day, Reshonna Lewis won the Best Overall Bonnet title and Rodney Nedd the Best Overall Kite.
There were other prizes for Most Colourful. Most Creative and Most Patriotic Bonnets and for the kite flyers there were similar categories plus one for Best Depiction of the Theme, and Best Big and Best Small Kites. There were consolation prizes as well.
Everyone was given the chance to fly a kites even if they did not enter the competition.
Phillip thanked the sponsors, including Digicel, LIME, MP John Boyce and CARICOM Ambassador Bobby Morris, Divi Southwinds Resort, the National Cultural Foundation and Turtle Beach Hotel.
She said it was still too early to say if the event, which was held after a break, would be put on again next year. (DS)