San Pedro RC School’s Annual Cultural Day 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The San Pedro Roman Catholic School held its annual Culture Day on Friday February 17th. The event, celebrating the various cultures that make up our beautiful country, takes place yearly on the Friday prior to the celebration of San Juan Carnaval.

The day is celebrated with groups of students from every class showcasing group projects that best depict their assigned cultures. Represented were: the Chinese, East Indian, Mestizos, Garifuna, Creole, Mennonite, Mayas and even North Americans.

Each booth displayed cultural food and methods of preparation while students explained the history of the various cultures as well as their contribution to the country. From cultural music, dance presentations to chickens in coops and a darling baby milking a (cardboard) cow; the presentations were quite creative as well as entertaining.

Principal, Roxani Kay spoke with The San Pedro Sun; “As you know our culture is unique, and what we’re doing is trying for the kids to appreciate each other’s culture and respect it. The teachers form groups within the classrooms, meet with parents and assign responsibilities.”

The cultural day is the collaborative effort of students, teachers and parents. The show began at 9AM and ran through 2:30PM and is opened to the general public. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the RC School’s Culture Day this year, look forward to attending next year’s.

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