Last month, Majority Rule Day was marked by a special event at Grand Cay All Age School. The observation of the day was highlighted with a special assembly to inform and educate the students, teachers and the community about the history that caused this day to be prominent. Principal Arnald Cooper emphasized the importance and necessity for everyone to know where we came from in order to understand where we are going.
“It was also necessary for us to pay tribute to those freedom fighters that made the type of political existence we have today possible,” he added. “It was therefore a pleasure for us to do all we could to effectively execute the mandate given us by the Department of Education to highlight the historical significance of January 10, 1967, and how it changed the educational, social, political and economic landscape of The Bahamas.”
Invitees to the special assembly were council members, community group leaders, pastors and parents, who witnessed a well-organized and well-executed program.
The very talented and not-so-shy Ieasha Saunders, a student from Grade 9, chaired the program.
The message on Majority Rule from the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes was read by Mr. Cooper, and set the tone for what was planned on the program.
Students from various grades willingly participated in the items on the program to send the message of Majority Rule. The program featured Bahamian songs such as the prominent “Going down Burma Road,” a skit on Majority Rule, and a dance.
After the assembly, students viewed an exhibition depicting photos of the many events that led to Majority Rule. Students also worked on projects and essays about Majority Rule in The Bahamas.
Mr. Cooper said that everyone worked extremely hard to make this event a reality, and for that, they were grateful.
He surmised: “God has truly blessed us with a very talented community.”