Accompanied by a tuk band and dressed in multi-coloured African outfits, students of Bay Primary School took to the streets yesterday for a carnival-like celebration, marking the end of Black History Month.
From the school compound in Bay Garden, St Michael, the students moved on to Beckles Road, where a special performance was staged for elderly patients at the Geriatric Hospital.
The Pompasette Tuk Band, as well as shaggy bear Michael Taitt and his green monkeys, added to the spectacle.
“The theme this year was Let’s Visit Africa and we were looking mainly at Nigeria and Senegal,” explained Principal Marilyn Gamble, who said the overall aim was to sensitize students about their African heritage.
“I believe as older persons we need to let our children know exactly where it all started and also to get them involved in the things we consider to be cultural; those things which their fore parents did because of the constraints at that particular time and those things which are a part of our community and a part of our nation,” she said.