Thursday, April 18, 2024

Roots rock!

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Students of Harrison College yesterday celebrated their roots when the school held their annual African Awareness concert in the school’s auditorium.

The students, some dressed in African garb, were thoroughly entertained by the likes of old scholar and spoken word artiste Adrian Green, Cultural Ambassador Mighty Gabby, and some of the school’s top entertainers such as the school choir, junior calypsonian Ranaan Hackett and perennial NIFCA awardee Cherece Richards.

The students sang, danced, cheered and in some instances listened attentively to each presentation. Traditional African face-painting was also quite popular among the students as well as teachers.

Deputy principal David McCarthy said the concert was a culmination of Africa awareness events at the school and he was pleased with the way the week went.

“We started with a lecture from one of our distinguished old scholars Dr George Belle. He gave a lecture to the sixth formers on globalisation. We had a poetry day on Tuesday where students composed their own pieces of poetry which we are going to compile further distribution. On Thursday we had an African fashion show and that was quite interesting. We also have a mini display in the school library,” he said.

McCarthy said he was glad to see the students take an interest in the week of activities since they were geared at assisting in creating well-rounded students at the school.

“We had a committee of people who helped to put together this event. It’s all in our efforts to making the experience here at Harrison College as enriching as possible, with not just a focus on the academics that we are known for but also on the cultural aspects that we have led over the years. As teachers it is our role to teach and empower the future,” he added. (DB)

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