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What about celebrating our cultures!
“Unity in diversity.” Loreto Institute offers education to all irrespective of their beliefs that is religions or ethnicity. In 2008 the school found it necessary to teach our young ones the beauty of various cultures with the aim of enabling the child to uphold, appreciate and desire to preserve their different cultures and at the same time appreciate the cultures of others as being unique and precious.
This is an annual event whereby parents, teachers, pupils and interested stakeholders are given an opportunity to express their various cultures through food, dressing, dances, narratives etc. It is a spectacular occasion. Think of the wonderful, mouth- watering displays of Omena, Osuga from Luo Nyanza, Mukimo, from Central, Kimanga from Taita, Papa and wali wa nazi from Coast Province, ‘Mursik’ from the Kalenjin, the Ighokho from Luhya land just to mention but a few. We recognize that through different cultural ideals and practices, one peaceful Nation is strengthen.
The school organized its first Project Fair exhibition alongside the cultural events to give pupils an opportunity to research and come up with projects which were exhibited during the annual school Cultural Day held on 2nd April 2011. The aim of these projects is to tap the creativity as well as broaden the creativity of our children.
These projects are also an opportunity to improving their public speaking skills as well as build their confidence. The projects are also a way of preparing them for the bigger projects / congresses that take place in Secondary schools each year for instance, Maths and Science congress among others.
During this event a lot of creativity and innovation were displayed. The overall winning project of the day was the “Herbal Medicine” made from a Muriga tree prepared and presented by Brian Omulindi a standard 8 pupil. Congratulations to all the participants.
Let s dance to the music and culture!
Music involves the arrangement of words and ideas through singing, dancing or instrumentation of various musical ensembles. The work of music and dance is to communicate messages to the public.
Good Music and dance require certain professional skills. It also needs a strong will power from both the learner and the teacher.
For many years now Loreto Convent Mombasa has continued to promote the performance of young talents through various internal and external forums. The school prepares singers, drumists and pianists by offering music lessons to the interested pupils. Through this motivational exercise, fruitful results have been realized in our weekly masses and other major events.
The school participates in the Kenya Music festival every year. Last year we won various National awards at Masinde Muliro University. Kakamega and even received a special; certificate from the President His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki. Bravo to all the participants.
God bless Loreto Convent Mombasa School.
By Vincent Onyango| Music Teacher
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