Seven Great Princess Academy students go traditional on Cultural Day

Seven Great Princess Academy has organized a cultural day at its Dansoman campus in Accra for its students as part of efforts to instill in them Ghanaian Cultural values. The cultural day is a celebration of various tribes, traditions and culture of the diverse students who are from the 10 regions of Ghana, African continent and Europe. Students displayed their respective culture in various cultural activities including dancing, poetry recitals and display of traditional clothes among others. It was a colourful atmosphere at the Dansoman campus of the school as the students took advantage of the maiden event to prove they are in tune with their traditions and culture, which in recent is being threatened by westernization and modernization in recent times.A number of the students expressed excitement about the cultural day, and expressed the hope that it is continued by the school authorities. Modernity coupled with increasing interest in social media, according to the students, are corrupting the youth hence believe the cultural day is one of the surest ways to keep bring and keep them close to their culture and its values. The Assistant Director of the school, Yvette Brown, has assured the students the event will be an annual affair, promising a mega one next year. She thanked the students and the organisers for the commitment which ensured the event was successful. Ms Brown said it was time for students to know their culture, adding events like the cultural day are the practical ways of making students know and understand their traditions and culture. A Ga traditional group was awarded the best performers for the day.

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