Calliaqua Anglican School celebrates  Independence
October 30, 2009
Calliaqua Anglican School celebrates Independence

The Calliaqua Anglican School this month held a week of activities to celebrate the nation’s 30th Anniversary of Independence.{{more}}

The activities started on Wednesday, October 7, with the local History Quiz contested by pupils from Grade six, representing the four houses: Bluebells, Buttercup, Fern and Hibiscus. Kishelle Camplin and Ashleigh Joseph emerged the winners for Bluebells.

On Wednesday, October 14, there was the keenly contested Public Speaking Competition in which the best speaker from each house spoke on the Topic “Thirty years of Independence: How much have we achieved in Education?” The lone male, Davidson Smith, representing Buttercup House, got the judges’ nod based on his outstanding presentation.

On Monday 19, the entire school, parents and well-wishers filled the school auditorium to praise God and be exhorted by Pastor King of the Glen Baptist Church at the annual school’s Independence Church service. From the moment the flag was raised, up until the sermon was preached, there was a spirit of gratitude and togetherness. Pastor King encouraged the school to build our country by being role models in humility, forgiveness, trust and sincerity.

The school also had its first independence calypso competition, which was won by Diego Burgin of Fern House with his rendition “Unity and togetherness”. The Best National Cultural wear competition was won by Daisy-Anne Kennedy and Best National Classroom won by Grade 3.

On Thursday 22, the school had its Miss and Mr. Heritage Pageant. Fern House again copped both titles. The Miss Heritage title was won Sherena Richard and the Mr. Heritage title by Andre Martin. The students displayed their talents in National Wear, National Songs and the depiction of Nation Builders.

Not to be left out of the celebration, the PTA invited Chairman of the Constitutional Review Steering Committee Parnell Campbell, QC, to share with parents on the new constitution. Questions were asked, and those who were in attendance left understanding what the new constitution is all about.

On Friday 23, the school ended its month of celebrations with the singing of national songs and the reading of the address from the Hon. Minister of Education, Girlyn Miguel.

The month-long programme was organized by the Special Committee spearheaded by Teacher Shirley Camplin.