Kwarea community high school in West Kwara’ae, Malaita staged its first ever cultural day last week after more than five decades of educational service.
The cultural day was held based on the theme “Culture and Changes.“
Reports reaching the paper said, its the first of its kind to be held in the school.
More than 800 students from both primary and secondary took part in the colourful daylong event last Wednesday at the school compound.
The cultural day was an eye opener for the students, parents and guidance of the school which highlighted the importance of culture and the traditional ways of doing things, it was reported.
Clay Ata a school teacher said, with the advent of modern technology and modernization, culture is disappearing faster than before and such event serves as a reminder to the students and parents that culture still plays an important role in the society today.
“These days most young people don’t have the chance to practice their own traditional dances because they either lost interest in it or they don’t have any instructor to pass the knowledge down to the young generation.”
He added that organizing such event and involving students in it was significant in a sense that it gives a complete balance in understanding between education and culture where he argued that it should be the two most vital weapons that young people of Kwarea school should be equipped with.
He said after the cultural day, parents were satisfied with what they saw where some have come to realize that their cultural dances and items which were forgotten some years back and should be revived, preserved and taught in schools.
The cultural day attracted a huge crowd because it’s the first for the school to celebrate the eye catching event since the establishment of the school in the early 1960s.
After successfully conducting the cultural day the school decided that cultural day will be a yearly event in the school’s calendar.
By Biriau Wilson Saeni