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ASPS observes Commonwealth Day with cultural activities

Students of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) assembled last Friday, March 7, 2014 to mark the school’s annual Commonwealth Day Explosion. Photo: supplied
According to Principal, Marieta Flax-Headley, the event which is usually held on the Saturday before Commonwealth Day was moved to Friday to encourage more student participation. Photo: VINO
According to Principal, Marieta Flax-Headley, the event which is usually held on the Saturday before Commonwealth Day was moved to Friday to encourage more student participation. Photo: VINO
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
Scene from Commonwealth Day observance at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on March 7, 2014. Photo: supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Students of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) assembled last Friday, March 7, 2014 to mark the school’s annual Commonwealth Day Explosion.

According to Principal, Marieta Flax-Headley, the event which is usually held on the Saturday before Commonwealth Day was moved to Friday to encourage more student participation.

Students began the day with a programme chaired by the Principal who provided information about the Commonwealth and how the day was renamed from Empire Day to Commonwealth Day.  

This was followed by cultural presentations given by students, teachers and invited guests on each of the Caribbean islands of the Commonwealth.   

Presentations included poetry reading, storytelling, dancing, modelling and singing. At the end of the Programme, food donated by parents and friends of the school that was unique to each of the islands was made available for sale.

Commonwealth Day, which is celebrated annually in the Territory was observed on March 10, 2014.  Among other things, the observance focuses on international cooperation, free trade among Commonwealth member states, the maintenance of world peace and respect for human rights and democracy for each member nation.

Queen Elizabeth II currently serves as the head of the Commonwealth and is represented locally by Governor William Boyd McCleary. 

7 Responses to “ASPS observes Commonwealth Day with cultural activities”

  • parent (11/03/2014, 08:21) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    So glad this school came out of mvw political gimmicks on Sunday good going ms henley
  • pic (11/03/2014, 08:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    TOURISTS SCHEDULE THEIR VACATIONS EVERY YEAR TO JOST FOR COMMONWELTH DAY TO COME TO FIND OUT THERES NONE ON JOST BAD PR ARE WE GONA HAVE BACK NEXT YEAR?
  • 16 year old student (11/03/2014, 09:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Even the school boycotting ball head that should send a message
  • rattie (11/03/2014, 11:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job as always to the mighty mighty Scatliffe
  • Mr.stout (14/03/2014, 19:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This a boring thing I didn't get to play music just dumb I want to quit


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