Celebrating the past

There was no shortage of yesteryear activities for students, teachers and visitors attending the Savannah Primary School 65th anniversary recently.

With the theme ‘Savannah through the ages’ attendees re-lived the past.

Lessons held in the old schoolhouse by former teacher Joanna Clarke, demonstrations and school events all added to the atmosphere.

Students along with teachers dressed in yesteryear clothing paraded the grounds visiting each classroom to get their lessons in things of old.

Students learned how to make coconut candy with Zelmalee Ebanks and heavy cake baking with Pam Rocket. Thatch plaiting was demonstrated by Ethel Jackson.

Storyteller Jessie Ebanks had no shortage of listeners. In her classroom she shared tall tales and Anasi stories with students.

Even Aunt Sookie Uncle Ezekiel added to festive event by sharing lots of laughs with students and teachers.

A fund-raising dinner took place at the Pedro St. James Castle. Attending was the Governor Mr. Stuart Jack and his wife Mariko, government officials and educators.

Past and present teachers were presented with plaques and gifts. Principal Lorna Blackman received a plaque for her 20-year service.

Funds collected will go towards various school projects, said Principal Blackman.