Remember all the fun you used to have at recess time? Playing marbles, flying kites, spinning your gig and just having lots of fun? Well, on Emancipation Day, August 1, the Baxter's Mountain Primary School, in Baxters' Mountain, St Mary, will come alive with 'Recess Time'.
The all-day event, organised by the Baxters' Mountain Primary School Past Students' Association, will provide fun for the entire family. The day will include volleyball, dominoes, football, cricket, marble, gig, sling shot shooting competition. Come and test your running and slipping skills as you play the ancient 'chebby chase' game which you were accustomed to more than 40 years ago.
For the communities of Fort George, Camberwell, Long Road, Pleasant Hill, and Baxters' Mountain, Recess Time is a fitting way to celebrate Emancipation Day and prepare for Independence, especially in this milestone year when Jamaica turns 50.
According to the public relations officer of the event, Reginald Budhan, as a nation, we cannot continue to bemoan the fact that young people are not embracing aspects of traditional life and community culture, if we do not take concrete steps to expose them to it.
Recess Time, he noted, is a perfect opportunity for the young and the old in the community to get together, have fun, share ideas and pass on aspects of the culture to the younger generation.
The action starts at 10 a.m. and admission is free.