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