The exhilarating activity of kite flying took center stage once again at the Maria Holder Nursery School in Sharon, St. Thomas, as parents and guardians assisted the three and four year old pupils in taking their kites to the sky.
Principal of the Maria Holder Nursery School, Shelley Boyce deemed the pre-Easter activity a success. She noted that parents were encouraged to also take into account the nation’s 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations and to produce kites bearing national emblems, given the recent visit of the commemorative Broken Trident to the school, on its last stop in St. Thomas.
“This year, Come Fly a Kite was again a success. This is an event that all parents look forward to, as much as the children,” the principal commented.
“Many children brought their kites and in particular, this year, we wanted to focus on patriotism and some of the kites carried the national colours and the Trident, since that was a focus recently of the visit of the Commemorative Trident. So these themes were captured again in our kite flying and I want to thank the parents for again supporting the school. This is a family and a community event and I want to express appreciation to this community here at Sharon, St. Thomas for giving such support to the school and its events,” Boyce remarked.
At the Come Fly a Kite event, colourful store bought bat kites were a popular choice for those in attendance, but the home-made patriotic kites drew lots of attention. The three and four year old pupils who earlier engaged in the activity of Show and Tell indoors, braved the morning sun to watch their kites dance in the sky and a number of parents eagerly expressed their delight in having yet another activity in which they could not only bond with their little ones, but also interact with teachers and other parents, on a wider scale.