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Jamaica Day at Sts Peter & Paul Prep

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Principal of Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory School, Karen Siyanbola, plays skilfully at Jamaica Day 2010 at the school yesterday.- Rudolph Brown/Photographer

Laura Redpath, Senior reporter

PRINCIPAL KAREN Siyanbola of Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory School described the institution's Jamaica Day activities as a way of celebrating similarities in differences within Jamaican culture.

Yesterday was dedicated to poetry, song, dance and Anancy as students and teachers put on a cultural show for the school.

Five-year-old Kristoff Folks found his personal meaning, saying Jamaica Day was Jesus' birthday and he was wearing black, green and gold to commemorate this.

However, six-year-old Emelia Salmon said she was wearing her national colours "because we're celebrating God and showing how much we love Him".

The morning devotion included prayers, the national pledge and anthem, as well as Bob Marley's
Three Little Birds

"Every little thing is gonna be all right," the children sang while a child attempted Michael Jackson's moonwalk.

Performances included a kindergarten group jiving to
Roast Breadfruit
, working the stage to "when you rock back and lick yu big finger".

Ten-year-old Adrian Brown performed
Revolutionary Citizen
, written by his father Cedric Brown. Waving his flag and smiling, Adrian bypassed everyone's hugs of approval, heading straight for his father, who embraced him.