Students at Grace Primary School celebrate Beize History

Grace Primary School invited students and city residents to its annual open day. Themed “Blast from the Past,” it was a street-side festival celebrating Belize in olden days. We hear more from principal of the school Myrna Sheppard.

Myrna Sheppard – Grace Primary School Principal:
vlcsnap-2013-05-23-19h55m31s80We are having an Open Day and we decided to do it the street fest fashion. When we did the entrepreneurship in the early part of the school year, we did it street fest and it was a success. So we thought that we would like to do our Open Day in this fashion too. We are focusing on from the past to the present. We entitled it “A Blast From The Past.” We are looking at the whole aspect of entrepreneurship right from infants, all the way up to Standard 6 and we look at how things used to be done in the past, to how it is done presently and we look at all different aspect – the business, the home setting, the social environment. Everything we tried to cover.

vlcsnap-2013-05-23-19h53m52s95Finally, do you feel it is a success?

Myrna Sheppard – Grace Primary School Principal:
I think so; we put a lot of effort into it. At first it seemed as though it was something that was not connecting, but now that it is out there on the street, it seemed to have connected.

vlcsnap-2013-05-23-19h55m46s218Students had themselves a grand time with their displays. We hear from a few of them.

Student 1:
Our group is doing pillows, naturally made. First we had to buy cloth, sew them; then we stuffed them with sponge, then we reinforce it with machine, so it won’t loose.

vlcsnap-2013-05-23-19h56m17s35Student 2:
My presentation is all about – first we watch up the diapers and the clothes in our hands and we wash on a scrubbing board.

Student 3:
vlcsnap-2013-05-23-19h56m35s206My name is Giana. Second the white clothes is washed on scrub board in a bath pan or wash board using soap. This is the first lather.

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