|Boys From Milton Lynch Primary delighted to shake the hand of Lord High Admiral Vernon Watson of the Barbados Landship.(A. Miller/BGIS)??|
As part of celebrations to mark Barbados’ 46th year of Independence, the Milton Lynch Primary school today brought the indigenous culture of the island to its boys.
Squeals of joy and delight as well as loud, appreciative applause filled the air as the school, at Water Street, Christ Church, featured the Landship and Tuk Band.
Principal of the School, Anthony Graham, in pointing out that it was important to expose the boys to the Barbadian culture, said the response was "great". "Some children saw, for the first time, these two groups and a lot of them said they had never seen the plaiting of the maypole," he said.
The school is among several across the island which is marking the island’s anniversary of Independence with a series of activities. Its programme, which bears the theme Celebrating Our Heritage, will continue over the next two days with various artistes, including calypsonians, coming to perform tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28, and Thursday, November 29.