Students get taste of Crop Over
IT turned out to be truly “mega” for students at St Giles Primary School yesterday.
In a departure from what normally obtains on a regular Monday morning, students were particularly hyped and screaming to the musical overload, and principal Claudette Moseley-Clarke was a willing enabler.
The Ivy, St Michael school was one of the stops on the Taste Of Crop Over And Thank You School Tour.
Sanctuary, a first-timer in Friday’s semi-finals of the Sweet Soca competition with Mega Monday, and Trinidad’s SteveI took centre stage. SteveI is in Barbados promoting his 2014 Crop Over release Cyah Wait.
Students danced and sang along to the tracks and responded to every command of the two artistes. Children in Reception up to Class 4 lapped up the little taste of Crop Over.
Tour manager Bernard Connell kept the energy level high in between performances with his easy exchanges with the responsive students.
It was not only about party, as the artistes spoke to the students about the pursuit of excellence.
Other artistes on the tour included Cher, King Julian and the first ever Soca Star winner, Mr Vee Jay.
The Taste Of Crop Over Tour touched down yesterday at Deacons, Westbury, Wesley Hall, Belmont and George Lamming primary schools as well as the Erdiston Annex for special needs students. (YB)