THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018
The Ministry of Education would like to encourage ALL parents to take advantage of the opportunity to collect your child/children's report cards on the day given. Reports can be collected between the hours of 9a.m. and 3 p.m. on June 21, 2018.
ATTEND AN EVENT
Art and Crafts
Taking their inspiration from the beauty of their people and their islands, much of the local artwork is bright, bold and strikingly original. Music is also in the very bones of the people. African rhythms, Caribbean Calypso, English folk songs, and the uniquely Bahamian 'Goombay' (the Bantu word for rhythm, which also refers to the type of goatskin drum used to produce the rolling rhythmical beat) echo in the air. Rake and scrape bands have been playing goombay music since the time of slavery, when with few resources, bands fashioned their drum out of a pork barrel and goatskin, scraped a metal file over a carpenter's saw, made maracas from seed pods and played a home-made bass violin (a washtub with a string through it that was tied to a three-foot stick). [Source]
The Junior Junkanoo programme is very important because it is the life blood for the survival of future junkanoo. It impacts the students in a way and adds to the school spirit, enhances self pride, builds self esteem and contributes to the overall patriotism of the students. In addition, it provides opportunities for them to learn through their involvement in the programme. It assists students in research, planning, organizing, critical thinking, problem solving and role playing activities and stimulates the development of creativity.
Many children, who have participated in the junior junkanoo programme continued their involvement by joining groups in the senior parade. As a result of the junior junkanoo programme, many children have recognized their talents in music and dance and have become great musicians or professional dancers. [Source]