Students embrace experience of lifetime

Independence was not the only thing of the minds of many primary school students who provided entertainment during the official celebration of Samoa’s 57th Independence Day celebrations on Saturday.

For many of them, the platform was an opportunity to test their performances for the upcoming Pacific Games.

Principal of Vaimea Primary School, Fuamoli Amituanai Misi, told the Samoa Observer it was a great opportunity.

Fuamoli said the door was opened by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C) who wanted them to use the occasion to showcase their dances.

Vaimea was among the schools who performed in front of the Head of State, His Highness Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi and VIP guests.

Other schools included Vaitele Primary, Aele Primary, Aleisa Primary, Lepea Primary and Vaimoso Primary.

The schools performed different cultural dances from around the Pacific. They were impressive to watch.

"Although it was on short notice for us to be a part of the celebration of the Independence Day, it was a lifetime experience for the students to perform in front of the whole country," said Fuamoli.

"I'm very thankful for the support from our community. I have to give it to the parents of the students that were very supportive especially since this is the first time for our school to perform on a big stage."

During the last two months, M.E.S.C has been working with schools throughout the country to be involved in the Pacific Games.

Each primary school has been allocated a country they will cheer for during the Games.

Judging from the performance of the schools on Saturday, many of them can hardly wait for the Games.

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