Maldon Primary Children’s Day
Maldon Primary School on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, observed Children’s Day, under the theme, ‘Jamaica 50: Let’s celebrate our children’ - which is the theme for Child’s Month 2012 which is being celebrated in May.
Fusing their day’s activities with a presentation ceremony, for outstanding youth performances in their recent sports day, several special guests including Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.) representative, Alphacine Wilson and Cecelia Jackson, Lecturer from Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, were present to share in the celebration.
Celecia Jackson, who brought the keynote addres pointed out that, “Over the 50 years, we have achieved a lot.”
Relating her experiences of having little technology in her day, she added, “Indeed, we have come a far way.” However, she noted, “There is still room for improvement.”
Though this momentous year has several reasons for most Jamaicans to celebrate, she noted that, “Children were once protected but now, they are not” because, according to her, “times have changed.”
Making specific mention of four particular psycho-social impacts on a child, including physical, social, emotional and educational, she said, “Parents and teachers should inculcate good values and discipline in their children.”
She stressed the significance of good mannerisms, indicating that it will ensure their graduation from Primary school. So, in concluding her address, she noted that teachers, as well as parents, have a critical societal role, therefore, she reminded, “Children live what they learn.”