The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) will be hosting Jamaica Day Celebrations at Wolmer’s Boys’ School on February 22, 2013, which is this year being held under the theme ‘Celebrating Jamaica: I’m On It’. The event will feature an exhibition of locally manufactured products, cultural activities, as well as visits and performances from high schools and primary schools in the surrounding area.
“Wolmer’s Boys’ School shares our passion for expanding the Jamaica Day programme in schools, which is why we have extended an invitation to several primary and high schools to view a range of quality products manufactured in Jamaica and to participate in the day’s activities,” said Rochelle Roye-DeWalker, JMA’s Communications and Marketing Officer.
Adding to this, Bandele Sankofa, Educator and Coordinator for Jamaica Day at Wolmer’s Boys’ School, stated that “Collaborating with the JMA will help to communicate what Jamaica Day is all about, and instill a greater appreciation of things Jamaican, not only among our boys but our visitors as well – from our local products and talent, to our culture, traditional and modern.”
There will be exhibits from Peak Bottling Company, Seprod Limited, Caribbean Cream, Home Choice Enterprise, HEART Trust/NTA, PA Benjamin Manufacturing, Grace, Sherwin Williams, Lasco, Continental Baking Company, Trade Winds Citrus, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) and the JMA which will be representing a myriad of local manufacturers.
Roye-DeWalker further conveys that JPSCo will be placing a unique spin on the event, by educating students on the role they play in energy conservation.
High Schools attending include Wolmer’s Girls’ School, St. Hugh’s High, Clan Carty High, Kingston High and Holy Trinity High, while primary level schools encompass Wolmer’s Prep, St. Aloysius Primary, Maxfield Park Primary, St. Albans Primary School, Allman Town Primary, Denham Town Primary, Boys Town, St. Jude's Primary, St. Andrew Primary, Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High, Windward Road Primary and Junior High School and Mico Practicing Primary & Junior High School.
Other activities include a performance by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Dancers, an Indian dance piece, epitomizing Jamaica’s motto “Out of Many One People”, as well as a display of artifacts from the English and West African period by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Government Ministers have also been invited to tour the exhibits.
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