It was a colorful and exciting celebration at Grace Schools, Gbagada Lagos as they rolled the drums to mark the pre-independence day celebration of Nigeria’s 63rd birthday which was held on Friday 29th Sept. 2023.
The pupils all appeared in their different gorgeous traditional attires representing the promotion of our cultural heritage. The CEO of Grace Schools, Mrs I.O Edun urged the pupils and students not to let their hopes down concerning the country. She opined that though 63rd years old Nigeria has had her fair share of troubles; the country’s challenges are surmountable.
The Head of School (Children School), Dr Nike Akindayo encouraged the pupils to believe the best about their country and work hard to succeed. While the Principal (High school) encouraged students to love their country no matter what because they have no other country to call their own.
The Nursery pupils showcased their talents by displaying beautiful paper collages of the Nigerian flag- a symbol of wealth, peace and unity while the Graders gave inspiring presentations that revealed the accomplishments of Nigeria’s past heroes. Heroes like Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe, Queen Amina of Zaria, Margaret Ekpo, Jaja of Opobo, Herbert Macauly, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti and Tafawa Balewa who all contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria were showcased by teachers dressing up to represented the personality of each of the heroes in their full attires.
The atmosphere was a blaze of Green and White colours, the feeling was hopeful. There were inter class discussions (Teacher-Student) which provoked suggestions and opinions on the way forward for our beloved country. It is note worthy that values were deeply inculcated to urge pupils and students to be shinning examples and of course, to birth in them a desire to also be vessels of change to the development of our nation Nigeria.
The event was culminated by singing the National Anthem and hoisting the National flag on the school assembly with powerful instruments and sonorous voices reminding us that there is hope for a better tomorrow. It was indeed a beautiful moment as the pupils waved their flags to a song about Nigeria, a song of hope and one that brought healing.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA!