Jamaica Day 2016 - In Pics & Video

by Wellesley
(Jamaica)

Jamaica Day at Howard Cooke Primary


Every year, the Ministry of Education, under its Culture in Education Programme, set aside a "Jamaica Day" for all schools in the island.

The idea is that it allows us to pause to celebrate the many markers of our unique "Jamaicanness" and our contribution to the world.

This year, the day was celebrated under the theme "Celebrating Jamaica, Promoting The Arts".

The event is usually held on the last Friday in February but was pushed back because of the 2016 general election.

Anyway, I took the opportunity to share in the day with the students and teachers at Howard Cooke Primary, here in Montego Bay.

Can I tell you.... it was loads of fun?

They had recitals, drama and dance, highlighting some of those who made a mark on our rich culture and history, including Louise Bennett and Sam Sharpe.

Jamaica Day 2016

Here also are a few of the moments I captured in vidoe - using my mobile phone. Please enjoy!

STUDENTS SING THE JAMAICA NATIONAL SONG - JAMAICA LAND OF BEAUTY





STUDENTS RECITE THE JAMAICA PLEDGE





TEACHER DANCE TO A CURRENT DANCE MOVE



You're gonna love this :-)



Fun, nuh true? Lol.

STUDENTS PERFORM A CURRENT DANCE MOVE





CASS CASS POEM BY LOUISE BENNETT



By Karena Gayle



STUDENTS PERFORMS A POEM ABOUT SAM SHARPE





Please be sure to use the buttons below to share with your friends or other Jamaican enthusiasts.

-Wellesley
P.S. As usual, I welcome your comments.

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Apr 20, 2016
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Goodness
by: M.R.

Nice!! 100% pride

Mar 29, 2016
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Jamaica Day
by: Leroy

Thanks for sharing this with us. Nostalgia surely tickles the heart. A big congrats to teachers and students.

Mar 09, 2016
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Beautiful children
by: Anonymous

The children are really beautiful in their Jamaican colors. i think this should be extended to the workplaces island-wide.

Mar 09, 2016
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thanks for shharing Wellesley
by: Samuel UK

Many thanks for sharing Wellesley I apprecilove all that you are doing and keeping us informed and all. Well done.

Mar 08, 2016
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Jamaica Day
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the pictures and videos. I enjoyed them. I would have liked to see more of the children's performance though.

Mar 07, 2016
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SCHOO CHILDREN PRESENTATIONS
by: Anonymous

The children's' presentation were not audible enough to really hear what they ere saying. However, I think they had made a great effort to put on the show. Ditto to the staff and students.

Mar 06, 2016
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Jamaica Day At Pre School
by: Wellesley

And guess who celebrated her Jamaica Day a week before at her pre school?

Aliana Gayle at DRB Grant 2016

Yup, my baby! See the resemblance? :-)

Mar 06, 2016
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They are our Future.
by: Sydney

I would like to commend all those hard working Teachers, you are certainly doing a great job with the small amount of resource at your disposal.
I am happy to say there are alot of very smart children in Jamaica,just waiting for that opportunity, to excel.
Wish you all the best.

Mar 06, 2016
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Jamaics Day
by: Anonymous

Good effort however,I am sorry that you did not capture more of the students performances

Mar 06, 2016
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Jamaica day
by: Denese

Big up on the great job your doing to keep us informed about our beautiful country Jamaica. Its great to see that the government has implemented a Jamaica day in the educational system as our children were loosing insight of their culture. Thank you for capturing and sharing these moments.

Mar 06, 2016
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Jamdown
by: Anonymous

Thanks again, Wellesley.
Good job!!

Ron Taylor.

Mar 05, 2016
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sweet memories
by: Anonymous

thanks.

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