St David's Celebration, Quthing

St David’s Day crossed the cultural divide when four primary schools of the Quthing district joined together to celebrate our national day. 

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Villa Maria Primary played host to a mixture of traditional Welsh and Sesotho, dancing, singing and poetry.

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The host school opened the celebrations with their impressive choir, followed by an African style recital of William Wordsworth’s, Daffodils. 

 

Kathleo Primary followed with a lively aerobics routine.

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While Phahameng performed a dance in full welsh costume and Moyeni looked effective in their traditional grass skirts.

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The afternoon’s events were kicked off by a short rugby match where the rules were quickly mastered by some enthusiastic boys who soon developed a healthy competitive spirit.

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 The competitive nature continued in the cultural quiz between Welsh and Basotho teachers, where the forfeit for a wrong answer was a custard pie in the face.

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The party was in full swing when children and teachers took to the stalls for sponge throwing, cakes, nail painting and a raffle.

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As the successful proceedings drew to an end it was evident that cultural understanding had been strengthened and how the Wales/Lesotho link continues to flourish.

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