It was an exciting moment for the early years pupils – (Nursery and primary) of Raberto Schools, Wuse 2, Abuja yesterday as the school held her first ever ‘Old School Day’ aimed at inculcating good moral values while also sharing the knowledge of the good old days with them.
The event which took place in the School Auditorium had the pupils between the ages of 3 and 10 clad in Old attires/Outfits, singing and displaying uncommon old school dance skills.
According to Executive Director, Dr Stella Adagiri, ‘At Raberto, excellence and good moral standard are our hallmarks hence the introduction of ‘Old School Day’ to give the pupils the feel of the old school by connecting them back to good old days while enhancing their learning skills through drama, music, fashion and dance”.
“We believe that through activities and events such as this, we could help in building their self confidence thereby enhancing their academic performances in their various classes” she added.
One of the parents at the event, Mrs Bolatito who spoke glowingly of how exhilarating the event was, said she absolutely enjoyed the coordination and performance of the pupils during the drama and dance presentation despite the fact that ‘Old School activities were strange to them.
“These children are superb in their presentations. I’m indeed shocked to see they way they carried themselves in their old school outfits. I’m totally grateful for what RABERTO Schools have been doing to instill moral values in them” she remarked.
Mr Amadi, another parent and Administrator at RABERTO Schools said it has become imperative for the school to help the children grow and learn while having fun at such event as ‘Old School Day’.
“Bringing the experiences of the good old days is another way we hope to help them grow and learn the good moral values. Remember, back in the olden days, there were strong moral standard and etiquettes”. he said
Ameh, a Class Six pupil said he truly enjoyed the feel of the ‘old school’ and he wished he had been born at that time.
“I enjoyed everything about the ‘Old School day’ particularly the music and drama. I wish was born in the Old school time, he grinned.
High point of the event was dancing time by the parents in attendance. They took to the dance floor, ‘digging’ it to the Old school records, bringing back that nostalgic feelings of the good old days.