As part of Commonwealth Day activities and the start of a literacy awareness week, the St Mary’s Primary School staged a special assembly on it premises on Monday.
Commonwealth Day is celebrated across the Commonwealth by young people, schools, communities and civil society organizations on the second Monday in March every year.
It provides an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organization.
At the assembly students from Grade K to Grade Six made short presentations depicting different Commonwealth countries.
Literacy Coordinator, Eva Francis, told Dominica News Online (DNO) that students gave facts about the different Commonwealth countries, wrote poems and sang songs.
Additionally each class displayed information in front of their respective classrooms on the Commonwealth countries including cuisine, leaders of government, and so on.
“Some of the students were attired and depicted dignitaries of certain countries,” Francis said.
It was a fun experience for the students, she stated.
The day is observed across the Commonwealth under the theme’A Young Commonwealth’.
“A Young Commonwealth recognises the capacity, contribution and potential of young people, who play a vital role at the heart of sustainable development and democracy,” said Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, announcing the theme. “The Commonwealth is also a family of dynamic countries at the forefront of innovation, growth and contributing global value. As a diverse and increasingly connected global network, we bring fresh perspectives and new ideas.”
The Commonwealth is made up of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.