SMP observes Commonwealth Day

Students of the school during the assembly
Students of the school during the assembly

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.

Students were also dressed in Dominica's national wear
Students were also dressed in Dominica’s national wear

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  1. out of south city
    March 10, 2015

    It’s a pleasure to see the youth dressed in their African clothes. That’s what I’m talking about. They need to know their history and that is part of the history. May the teachers continue the good work with the students.


  2. Words
    March 10, 2015

    SMP continue to shine and strive for excellence. See God in all things.
    Blessings to the principal, staff, students and parents of S.M.P. Together we can achieve so much. Let’s continue to work together for the betterment of our students and school.

  3. March 10, 2015

    very nice indeed very nice

  4. March 9, 2015

    Our teachers are the best we could not ask for better teachers we love you all


  5. blessed
    March 9, 2015

    Great job SMP continue to do the good work

  6. Be Real
    March 9, 2015

    Mano and JayBe making S.M.P Shine from time. but i doh find them S.M.P teachers getting enough praise for their efforts. all of the TEACHERS working hard.

  7. Respect
    March 9, 2015

    Go 4-Gold and K-Gold all you looking good! Great teacher spirit.
    when does teachers dere live S.M.P all you will miss them yeah.

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