Today is Jamaica day! Did you wear the Jamaican colours? Well we did and so did lots of many school-going children and a few adults.
I am not Jamaican but I have lived here long enough to feel a sense of great pride seeing everyone dressed in their Jamaican colours.
Why Jamaica day you may wonder- Jamaica Day is a component of the Culture in Education Programme at the Ministry of Education, and is celebrated annually on the last Friday in February. All the schools are required to celebrate Jamaica Day, and are being asked to include community groups in the day’s activities. (excerpt from the Gleaner.)
The children’s school did a great job and we spent the morning singing, dancing and learning about ‘ole time’ Jamaican articles boy have we come a long way. The highlight of the morning for us at Kidfriendly was the genuine Maroons from Portland who engaged them in a few dance steps. Most delightful.
Hope you had a great day!
Have a great Kid Friendly weeekend!
Oh and if you are wondering what there is to do this Saturday
Bookophilia Saturday Storytime is featuring Author Sheril Hall. She will be reading her books “David and his Famous Right Hand” and “The Grumpy Little Ant”! It’s good clean fun with books! Bring the kids by for an extra special storytime. 1pm- 2pm and remember it is free!
and for the little little ones, like my girls, El Centro is having their messy Open Ends art session called Heart to Art Fun. The kiddies will lace, trace, paint, stuff, colour, mix and whatever else possible with hearts as they use them to create art. I think we are going to do this. Fee is $1000 from 10:00 am- 12:00 noon.