MAC-CSE holds first Culture Day

EBENEZER–The Methodist Agogic Center-Comprehensive Secondary Education (MAC-CSE), held its first annual Culture Day Celebrations at the institution on Friday, February 24.

While some students were brightly dressed in the colours of the flag of their respective countries, others donned cultural wear unique to their country’s heritage. Countries students represented included St. Maarten/St. Martin, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Jamaica, Guyana, St. Lucia, India and Columbia.

Students presented colourful and informative displays along with food and drinks of the different cultures. Apart from this being a fun and festive occasion, the event also enabled students to use skills such oral and written communication, working with groups, diversity and change, social and citizenship. “When we examine the rationale for the Caribbean Examinations Council-Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Certificate (CXC-CCSLC) programme, we are on target. Since CXC-CCSL responds to the changing demands of education, it is designed to certify the knowledge, generic competencies, attitudes and values that all secondary leavers should have attained upon graduation,” MAC-CSE said in a press release on Monday.

“The event was successful and as a result, the school has already begun with preparations towards their Cultural Day for 2018. The experience is one to behold and as such it is expected that next year’s event will be open to the public.”

The school said it recorded 100 per cent passes at the CXC-CCSLC examinations written in June 2016. The group of students are presently working towards writing the CXC-Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination in June 2018.

Source: The Daily Herald