Parents admiring the products made by the children.
QUEENS International School, located at East Legon, Accra, has held a festival dubbed ‘Ghana Fest’ at the forecourt of the school to promote Ghanaian cultural practices, traditions and values among pupils of the school.
The festival which brought together parents, staff and pupils of the school, among other guests, was held under the theme: ‘Developing a responsible citizen with critical sense of duty towards national development…’
There were stands were mounted to exhibit works created by the pupils of the school, which included clothing styles, beads, bags made from fabrics and waste polythene materials, sandals, regalia for chiefs and symbols.
The school’s drummer troupe treated the guests at the function to splendid traditional music, drumming and dancing.
The Headmaster of the school, Theodore Tono, explained that the concepts were designed to introduce pupils to group discussions in the history and geography of Ghana, ethnic groups and economic activity of the people and legal and civic responsibility of Ghanaians.
The Headmaster added that the continuous engagement of pupils in such interventions sharpened their interest to associate with their roots or national identity.
The Director of the school, Rose Gomez said the celebration of ‘Ghana Fest’ in the school was a platform to help pupils translate what they have learnt in theory into practice through the various handiworks on exhibition.
Mrs Gomez further added that such an intervention was relevant in helping pupils develop their talents in the various trades.
A parent, Mrs Alexandria, urged the staff of the school to introduce more Ghanaian concepts and projects to involve the pupils.
By Solomon Ofori
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