Fit-Charis International School holds cultural day, harps on national unity
Determined to expose her primary school pupils to the nation’s culture, the management of Fit-Charis International School in Lagos has moved to revive their cultural heritage so as to ensure unity and preserve the languages in the nation by holding its maiden cultural day.
It was indeed an exceptional day at the school when pupils, parents, teachers and well-wishers gathered to experience and enjoy the exciting display of cultural activities.
This year’s celebration tagged, ‘Why we do cultural day’, held in the school premises, located at Km 10, Lasu Iba road, Afolabi bus stop, Akesan Iba expressway.
The radiantly dressed nursery and primary school pupils put up an exemplary performance to the admiration of their parents and other guests. With their colourful beads, beautiful accessories and trendy traditional attires, children from various geo-political zones were allowed to express themselves in dance, songs and other activities associated with varied cultures in the country.
Also, the pupils’ different presentations such as poems, beauty pageant, ballet, taekwondo, choreography, were projected to show the uniqueness in different cultures. Likewise, delicacies from different tribes were served to visitors.
The school’s director, Pastor Ronke Olamide, stated that as God’s people it was very important to observe culture particularly where it was not against the scriptures and so it should be appreciated and celebrated.
She said “We also want our children to be educated in this area, because there are so many children who cannot speak their local dialects or dress in their traditional attires, same with their local dishes. This is why we have put together this event today to showcase all of these, thereby giving the children an excellent opportunity for inter-cultural exchange and understanding.”
She also spoke on promoting and celebrating togetherness as a nation: It is important that we are one big and happy Nigeria irrespective of our different cultural backgrounds, though our tribes and tongues may differ, but in brotherhood we stand. We are all the same in the eyes of the Lord; so there is no need for intolerance, trouble, fighting or killing.
As you can see it is a big and happy cultural carnival. We give God Almighty all the glory and we also thank the Lord for a successful completion of the second term of this session. We plan on making this event an annual occasion celebrating not just Nigerian cultural heritage but also other foreign cultures in the years to come because we are raising children who are going to become global leaders and reconcile the world back to Christ.
The head teacher of the school, Ms. Hilda Eze-Arinze Kalu, also emphasized the need for all to work together in peace and unity for Nigeria’s progress. Parents at the event applauded the exciting cultural activities.
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