Chengelo Primary celebrate Africa Day in style!
Chengelo Primary celebrated Africa Day in style. From fabric to culture, games, song and dance, Africa day presented abundant opportunities to appreciate the freedom of African nations and the blessing of God over Zambia.
The morning began with an assembly tailored around the origin of Africa Day and its evolution over time. Zambia was celebrated for her important role in the dialogue, peaceful interventions and subsequent independence celebrations of many other African nations. As with all African celebrations, Africa day would have been incomplete without the drumming of Freedom songs. Led in song by Emmanuel Phiri, the drummers graced the assembly with a rendition of ‘Oh Freedom’ which they skillfully detailed with various rhythms.
Shortly after assembly, the Grades 6 – 7 departed for Kapanda School. Here the students interacted with some of the children at Kapanda in games, stories, song and dance. The rest of the students were treated to round robin sessions that focused on activities celebrating the vibrant life and cultures of the African continent.
All the primary children and staff were later treated to an amazing picnic lunch in the turning circle. The primary, kitchen and administrative staff must be applauded for all the effort put into making Africa Day extremely special for the children at Chengelo Primary.
Ms. Clare-Marie Kafwimbi
(Grade 6/Music Teacher)