2007-06-21 / Other News

P.S. 219 Students Celebrate Their Heritage

L to r: Principal Smith, Councilwoman Mealy and Arts Coordinator  Wallach.
L to r: Principal Smith, Councilwoman Mealy and Arts Coordinator Wallach. There are two murals running along the side walls in the auditorium in P.S. 219 that depict a Caribbean carnival, with a view of people marching, clowns and banners. The mural was painted by the school's 2006 third-grade students, in partnership with Arts Horizons, and stands as a reminder of festive times in Caribbean countries.

This year's third graders expressed their own feelings about the Gulf countries in a festive series of dance, song and drama performances on June 14 called "A Caribbean Heritage Celebration."

Principal Winsome G. Smith, along with guest City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, through whose auspices funding was granted for students to with a city-sponsored group called Creative Outlet Dance Theater, said their hard work was worth it.

Children presented everything from vocal selections to a Calypso dance. Nancy Wallach was the Arts Coordinator for the project. Charles Rogers

Part of the Caribbean mural that runs along sides of auditorium.
Part of the Caribbean mural that runs along sides of auditorium.

Yes, those are palm trees on the stage.
Yes, those are palm trees on the stage. Youngsters take part in festivities.
Youngsters take part in festivities.

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