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A splendid Jamaica Day

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Vaz Preparatory School students perform during Jamaica Day.
Vaz Preparatory School students perform during Jamaica Day.
Roger Lyn, marketing manager of Rainforest Seafood, fits 'Jamaica' glasses on the face of teacher Camisha Peart, while students Shanelle Myrie (second left) and Saskia Skyers look on before serving Rainforest Seafood's 'Brain Food' lunch to the students at Iris Gelly Primary School during Jamaica Day yesterday.
Natasha Parchment-Clarke, corporate trainer at Rainforest Seafoods, painting a Jamaican flag on Da-Mari Hamilton face, while his mother, Dana-Ashley Henry, looks on at the Rainforest Seafoods 'Brain Food' luncheon for the students at Iris Gelly Primary School during Jamaica Day yesterday.
Maxine Henry-Wilson, CEO of Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, speaks with students at Vaz Preparatory School during Jamaica Day celebration yesterday.
Vaz Preparatory School students riding on a donkey cart during Jamaica Day yesterday.
Vaz Preparatory School students perform during Jamaica Day.
Vaz Preparatory School students perform during Jamaica Day.
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In keeping with the annual pomp and splendour, yesterday, schools across the island marked Jamaica Day as staff and students were clad in the national colours, under the theme 'Celebrating Jamaica: Exploring Our Legacy in a Global Context'.

The annual Jamaica Day in schools is part of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's aim to develop patriotism within students that is required for the cultural and social development of the country.

"I love wearing my Jamaican colours, even when it's not Jamaica Day. Our teachers taught us that it's important to celebrate your country," stated 12-year-old student Brandi Reece.

For six-year-old grade one student Bradley Reece, "It's nice! I play and my friends play, and I wear green."

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