It was all red and white in Start-Rite Schools on Tuesday, 16th July 2019, as children were dressed stunningly for their big day, as the Early Years Reception Class celebrated their graduation to Year 1 Primary School. The bar was set very high with the theme, ‘Butterflies in Bloom’.
Every student loves to get out of the classroom and explore and the students of Start-Rite Primary School are no different. The students did their annual excursions and had fun on their educational adventures around Abuja.
Excursions give exciting educational experiences deeper than the regular school environment and afford another dimension to class-based learning whilst helping to reinforce what has been taught in the classroom. Students get to learn in a new environment and as learning can be hands-on or interest-driven students are excited to learn something from someone new who is an expert in their field.
Start-Rite Schools makes Educational Adventures part of the school curriculum.
The students of Start-Rite Schools Day Secondary had an excursion to the National Children’s Park and Zoo on Thursday 20th June 2019. Located in Asokoro behind the presidential villa lies a large expanse of land that has animals, a play area for kids and a lakeside cafe in an area designated as the National Children’s Park & Zoo.
The Chairman of Value Reorientation Development Initiative in Africa-VARDIAFRICA, Amb. Daniel N. Obah has visited the Start-Rite Schools to lecture them on the relevance of Value Reorientation and how it can attract positive impacts in Nigeria and Africa.
The Children’s Theatre Festival 2019 hosted Start-Rite Schools and other Schools within FCT on Saturday, 11th May 2019. Start-Rite Primary School performed and witnessed performances in theatre, drama, music, dance, visual arts, and spoken word. It provided the opportunity for students to not only participate in the theatre but also make theatre for and about students.
Start-Rite Day Secondary celebrated women around the globe. Guest speaker, Buchi Onyegule and host of Morning Mojo on WeFM 106.3 FM Nigeria engaged the students with the theme and hashtag for this year #Balance4Better. Also featured on stage was three-times All African Music Award (AFRIMA) nominee Ogecha who sang her hit ‘Intentionally Woman’.
On Monday, 11th February 2019, Start-Rite Day Secondary School had its first Mentor-Mentee lunch with teachers and students. The dine and discuss picnic style lunch where teachers and students could be found sitting informally on mats on the grass, with their lunches unpacked and spread and later enjoying board games and interacting in an informal, fun-filled atmosphere within the school grounds, before the mentor-mentees split into groups to have further discussions.
Start-Rite School partnered with Agrupamento de Escolas Infanta, Portugal for a World Read Aloud Skypeathon where pupils gathered and read out loud to each other. The children from Argrupamento de Escolas Infanta who were aged between 13-15 years and in 9th grade read Secret of the Pyramid by Mary Pope Osbourne and we read to them Love: The Tiger by Frederic-Brremaud. The children also were able to discuss and exchange ideas on culture and customs.
The schools Chess Club had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Oladapo Adu. Mr. Adu is a Nigerian chess player and FIDE International Master. Mr. Adu qualified to play in the 31st Chess Olympiad in Moscow, he also qualified for the 32nd Chess Olympiad and became the Nigerian national champion in 1995.
Colourama event was indeed colourful. For little children, understanding colours is an essential building block for learning. Early Years pupils of Start-Rite Schools had during the term, observed colour days. Colourama event was geared towards evaluating how much the children new about the colours they had learnt in the course of term. They were also opportune to showcase some of the art work they had done. Parents present were excited at how much the pupils had grown, especially as they talked about their colours during the colour parade.
The students had an instructive lunch at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. In a special atmosphere of the exclusive Papillon Restaurant, the students learned the art of fine dining. The activity was geared towards giving the students an opportunity to apply dining etiquette and develop excellent table manners and social skills.
The United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. This year’s United Nations Celebrations was tagged SDGs Action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are made up of 17 goals adopted by world leaders to be achieved by 2030 aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.