Uhuru to host gala as curtain falls on music festival
SEE ALSO :Renewables top 90pc of Kenya’s powerWhile showcasing cultures from across the world, learners took to the stage with well-choreographed moves as they sought to outperform each another. Rabuor Primary School, who are this year’s winners of Western Traditional Cultural Group Dance, wowed the audience with their Polka Polish dance from Poland, bagging an award by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. During the event, learners performed pieces embracing the new curriculum, with St Paul’s Erusui Girls “welcoming the equilibrium” in a category sponsored by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. The learners, in their piece ‘Equilibrium’, termed the Competency-Based Curriculum as long overdue noting that ushering in the new system of learning will not only boost academic performances but also nurture talents. “This equilibrium is long overdue, an idea that we should all embrace,” they noted. St Paul’s Erusui Girls emerged winners of this category.
SEE ALSO :It pays to put cash in empowering peopleTeams from Uganda also presented dances and songs, with St Catherine secondary school presenting a Lang’o dance. St Teresa Primary School from Central region bagged this year’s trophy under the Swahili choral verse category, while Mbale boys carried the day with their piece on ‘2jiajiri’, a category sponsored by Kenya Commercial Bank. In their piece, Mbale boys encouraged youth to form micro-enterprises as part of self-employment. Kakamega Primary School bagged Brooke East Africa’s trophy with their piece on ‘My Donkey, my life’ a performance promoting the value of donkeys in the society in face of unregulated slaughter. Under the special composition category that seeks to promote national and public service values, Tengecha girls were crowned winners while Santa Maria took the top spot under the Folk song Kenya category. Angelina Jolie Primary School was crowned winners of Narisha flagship brand, for their piece that called for the enhancement of learning through proper feeding. Makini Junior was crowned winners of Corporate Insurance Group with their piece on early years of learning. St Kizito School was crowned winners under best performers under sign language category. And capping the performances, those crowned winners for bringing out the theme song of the festival ‘Tushangilie Kenya’ took to the stage to belt out the tunes. In the mass choir, learners from Thika School for the Visually Impaired, Embu TTC, Eldoret National Polytechnic and the University of Nairobi wrapped up the morning session with Patriotic song, ‘Tushangilie Kenya’.
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