Selah raises the flag
UNDER THE THEME “Proud To Be Who We Are” the students of Selah Primary School recently hoisted the Broken Trident and repeated the National Pledge.
This was followed by a Thanksgiving Service in the courtyard of the Content, St Lucy, school.
The sun shone in all its radiance as Principal Maxine Husbands (decked out in national colours) took the children down memory lane to the first Independence celebrations in 1966.
She encouraged the students to continue to celebrate Independence – even after have left Selah – to always show pride in their country and reminded them that Barbados is counting on them to make it an even better place to live.
In an inspiring talk about thankfulness, Pastor Edwin Bullen of the Christ is the Answer Family Church, asked the children to list some of the things they were thankful for. He reminded them that thankful people were happy people.
The students and staff alike were delighted and inspired by hearty saxophone renditions by Akeem Burke, a past student of Selah.
Rihanna Hinds in her poem Proud to Be a Bajan reminded us of all the things that make Barbados beautiful. Shaquana Husbands, Deputy Head Girl, in her poem Be Thankful asked us to see adversity as an opportunity to build character.
Other activities scheduled to mark Independence at Selah Primary included an Independence Concert, Costume and Hat Parade, Market Day, Quiz and Ole Time Games Day and a took a bus tour of Barbados.
Independence activities were organized by the Independence Committee – Katrina Hoyte (Chairperson), Lorraine Headley, Cheryl Sobers, Sasha Gibson, and Kristina Carrington. (PR/SAT)