School celebrates day of culture

Leading Edge High School recently celebrated Commonwealth Day by staging a cultural event.

Students representing various nationalities displayed their culture through native dishes, songs, costumes and dances

The afternoon started with a parade of flags representing countries such as the Cayman Islands, Honduras, Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, Guatemala, USA, St. Lucia, Nicaragua, Belize, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Students, guests and parents were also given demonstrations of dances from the various countries.

The dancers became more focused and intense as the crowd gave them their encouragement and cheered them on.

National Hero Ms Sybil McLaughlin said it was fantastic.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the children’s enthusiasm,’ she said. ‘It was obvious that the teachers and parents had gone to great lengths to prepare the afternoon.’

School Inspectorate Helena McVeigh said: ‘It was a most enjoyable event with some lively singing of Bob Marley’s One Love, and dances from countries around the region. The Salsa dancing was especially good as this is a difficult dance to master. It was very encouraging to see the boys involved as well as girls.’

Water Authority Director Ms Gelia Frederick Van Genderen congratulated the school community for putting together such an exciting and entertaining show. She said the talents on display were impressive and it was clear that the students were enthusiastic about celebrating Commonwealth Day.

At the end of the afternoon, everyone had a taste of food from the various countries.

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