It was one time when “schoolchildren” were allowed to stay up past bedtime without punishment.
On Wednesday about 8 p.m. when the school bell rang it was time to settle down at the Party Stand at Kensington Oval.
Children from every school in Barbados representing kindergarten, primary and secondary schools participated in the popular Wadadah Back To School fete.
Not only were many students in full uniform, but all other sectors of schools, including principals, teachers, and ancillary staff such as servers and groundsmen were present.Nun in crowdNot to be left out were the school meals workers all bedecked in aprons, hairnets, caps and pots and pans.
Even a nun was in the massive crowd.
The students congregated in the assembly hall of the Party Stand not for academic lessons but to jam to the latest tunes for the Crop-Over season. Clad in their school ties, shirts, skirts, pants, ribbons, epaulettes, and carrying lunch boxes filled with snacks and bags filled with books and pens, these students were out to have a good time.