The Isla Bonita Elementary School (IBES), in an effort to increase awareness in our history and patriotism, continued with projects this week to do just that. At a general assembly on Wednesday, September 26, students of Standard V and VI were dressed as various patriotic national heroes of Belize and talked about these individuals to the assembly.
Later that day both Standards V and VI had presentations with the entire class in which they showed the events leading up to September 21, 1981 and subsequently re-enacted the ceremony of the flags and George Price’s first address the free, sovereign, independent nation of Belize. This presentation was judged by retired principal, Mr. Angel Nunez, and Standard V won over standard VI with scores of 59/60 to 58/60 points respectively.
Following the re-enactment there was the judging of posters done by the same two classes, but individually. The judges for this project were Sarah Culbertson, Axel Delapeña and Victor Cañas of the US Marine Corps Civil Affairs Team. The winners were:
First Place –Gaven Zapata
Second Place –Kyra Dawson
Third place –Winston Panton Jr.
First Place –Allen Ek
Second Place –Selim Florez
Third Place -Diego Sanchez
All participants received prizes from the school. Ambergris Today was invited to cover the event and we congratulate IBES, especially teacher Sharon Hazel.
Gaven Zapata as Belize National Hero Simon Lamb
Maxi Sturmberg as Belize National Hero Sir Colville Norbert Young
Juliannie Rivero as Belize National Hero Cleopatra White
Class of Standard V
Class of Standard VI
Standard V reenactment of the Belize Flage Ceremony and George Price’s first address the free, sovereign, independent nation of Belize
Standard VI reenactment
Poster Competition Winners
Poster Competition Winner of Standard V -Gaven Zapata
Poster Competition Winner of Standard VI -Allen Ek
Poster Competion Winners of Standard V -(Right to Left) Gaven Zapata, Kyra Dawson, Winston Panton Jr., Alexandria Deshield, Chadi Harmouch
Poster Competion Winners of Standard VI -(Right to Left) Allen Ek, Selim Flores, Diego Sanchez, Grace Brown, Dinda Paz