Primary school pupils do it at their instruments
The National Theatre is basking in Ugandan traditional sounds and drama as the 2016 Annual National Primary Schools Festival nears its climax.
The festival, has attracted 46 finalist schools from across the country. It is under the theme: “Stopping Child Marriage and Poor Nutrition for Quality Education.”
Robert Musitwa, the spokesperson of the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC), said the annual festival aims to promote talent and culture among pupils. Ten-year old Elizabeth Kakamu of Lake Side Primary School, Jinja Municipality, plays the thumb piano. This is the second time she is participating at the national level and she thinks her school has what it takes to win the competition.
“We have been practicing and training for a long time. We can win it,” Kakamu said.
David Kakuma, Elizabeth’s Head teacher, said this was the eighth consecutive time the school was competing at national level.
He said the challenges they always encounter include high expenses on transport, feeding and accommodation for the pupils and the teachers.
Report by: Edith Nampala, Nakimuli Assumpter, and Joshua Abesigamukama