Top-notch! Best year ever!

– Children’s Costume and Float Parade wows

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, February 16, 2019

On Saturday, the Ministry of Education held their annual Children’s Costume and Float Parade. The few early showers did not dampen the excitement of those gathered along the route to witness the explosion of colourful, eye-catching costumes and exuberant performances.

Many told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that they were definitely surprised by the energy, synergy and use of colours this year

“I am very excited about the children’s mash, I was here last year cheering them on which was done wonderfully and now I am back this year with my child so she can be able to experience this for the first time,” parent, Ashley Thompson said. She noted that this year the schools came out in full force.

Denise (only name given) said that she was thrilled with the variety of costumes and floats that were on display. She also highlighted the positive energy of the young revellers that made the entire parade much more enjoyable

Many of the spectators described this year’s costumes and floats as “top-notch” and commended the ministry for taking the decision to provide sub-themes for the various school categories. This, they said, allowed for more creativity.

Also, in attendance at the event was Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, who had this to say about the day’s proceedings

“I believe this year’s event to be considered one of the most successful, in the sense that we see the participation of lots of nursery, primary and secondary schools. As you could see also the quality of the costumes is very symbolic of the initiative and innovation of our teachers and other stakeholders. We have had good support from our corporate sponsors and so I believe this year it’s electric and we have seen, I would consider one of the biggest brightest and best children’s parades we have seen in some time.”

Huston said that this event is definitely a positive for the ministry and a testimony for the government, as it aims to create well-rounded individuals noting that such events help bring those dreams much closer to reality.

The CEO, after viewing the parade, opined that all the participants were winners in his eye.

Forty-seven schools from across the country took centre stage at the National Park to show the judges what they have been working on and perfecting since the year began.

Neola Damon and Nkosi Bruce

Images: Vishwanauth Babulall, Jules Gibson, Ackeem Thomas

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