Pupils show rare talent at national music festival

Thursday July 13 2017

Advent Hill Primary School from Rift Valley presents a violin trumpet piece during the Kenya National Music Festival at Masinde Muliro University on July 12, 2017. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Advent Hill Primary School from Rift Valley presents a violin trumpet piece during the Kenya National Music Festival at Masinde Muliro University on July 12, 2017. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By ANTHONY NJAGI
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Schools performing in the ongoing Kenya National Music Festival on Wednesday presented pieces that captured the proposed changes in the new curriculum meant to nurture and promote talent in learning institutions.

Primary schools performing on the third day of the festival in Masinde Muliro University in Kakamega County sought to prove that learning institutions are the best forum to cultivate sporting, artistic and other non-class based talents.

Leading in this category was Kahuho Road Academy of Nairobi region who presented a choral verse, Mr Rutia.

The verse emphasised that academics should go hand in hand with the development of other talents as not all learners can excel in classwork.

AGA KHAN ACADEMY

The Aga Khan Academy of Mombasa show cased a lot of singing talent when they dominated in the quartet and singing categories.

The quartet (four singers) presented a song, Dimsha D’sikua while the trio performed I have a dream, a song by the legendary Swedish group Abba.

Pupils of Bishop Njuguna Primary School from Central region celebrate after winning in the Nutrition Choral verse ‘’Narisha’’ on July 12, 2017. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Pupils of Bishop Njuguna Primary School from Central region celebrate after winning in the Nutrition Choral verse ‘’Narisha’’ on July 12, 2017. PHOTO | ANTHONY NJAGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The song extols people to pursue their dreams in spite of the barriers set against them.

Others who performed in the quartet category were Mbaka School and Mumias Central and Mumias Central.

POETRY

A lot of talent was also displayed in the poetry categories. Bishop Njuguna School from Central were the winners in the nutrition category, which focused on the importance of giving learners a good diet if they are to do well in school.

Moses Mudavadi Primary and Spring Board Academy, both from Western region were the runners up in the category.

In the anti-terrorism category, High Peak Junior Academy won the hearts of the audience and adjudicators with a verse, The spider, about gullible youth who are lured into terrorism through social media.

Other winners in this category were St Anns Academy and Kakamega Friends Primary School.