Celebrating our island children!
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Island school children rallied on Friday, November 20th to celebrated Children’s Day. From preschools through high school, events were held in honor of children and their rights under the theme “Stop the violence against the children”. While all schools celebrated the day with fun activities of their own, the main event was the children’s rally which saw students from San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School (SPRCS) parading through the main streets in town.
The parade started shortly after 9PM on the corner of Tarpon Street and Barrier Reef Drive. Close to a thousand students dressed in colorful themed outfits cheerfully marched down the street. Leading the parade was SPRCS marching band, followed by the lower division students. The little cuties were dressed from princesses to superheroes and even fruits and vegetables. Following behind were students from the middle division dressed to represent Belize’s various cultures and ethnic groups and the flora and fauna. In last were the upper division students representing Belize’s National Heroes and the Holy Sacraments.
The parade ended at the SPRCS grounds, where students were treated to refreshments, snacks and other goodies. Other schools also held events to commemorate the day and celebrated the children.
Children’s Day became an official celebration in 1954 as the United Nations Universal Children’s Day. Here in Belize, Children’s Day is observed throughout the country with events such as sports activities, talent shows and community visits.
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