Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Primary school pupils impress as music festival enters second day

ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION Eregi TTC students rehearse at Kakamega High School during the Kenya Schools and Colleges National Music Festival on Tuesday

ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION Eregi TTC students rehearse at Kakamega High School during the Kenya Schools and Colleges National Music Festival on Tuesday 

By ANTHONY NJAGI anjagi@ke.nationmedia.com

Impressive performances by lower primary school pupils marked Tuesday’s Kenya Schools and Colleges National Music Festival at Masinde Muliro University Hall Five.

The presentations on the second day day of the festival, started shortly after the national anthem with pupils in classes One to Three first on stage in the Original Composition category.

The pieces in this competitive category were well-performed. Most performers were able to render their compositions authentic, drawing applause from the audience.

The schools which took part included St John’s from Coast, Manyatta Primary from Nyanza, Bright Stars from Rift Valley, Brookfield Academy from Central, Moody Awori Primary from Western and Deliverance Primary from Eastern.

Planting of trees

In the Special Composition on Conservation of the Environment category, sponsored by the Kenya Wildlife Service, the competing schools talked extensively about the rich cultural and environmental heritage in Kenya.

The presenters offered ideas on how to maintain the environment.

They called for planting of trees in the water towers and saving of national reserves to help bring economic growth.

The  presenters used rhyme, metaphors and similes to drive home their messages. The competition was stiff.

Ruaraka Academy presented a well-written poem “The Letter’’. The poem, written by Anastasia Kigondu, presents the Lion, which has written to human beings complaining about how they have destroyed the environment.