Junkanoo Museum Trip

Junkanoo Museum Trip

On Wednesday, as part of the Activities Week Programme, the Creative Arts Team (Miss Rankin, Mr Handfield, Mrs Chapman) took 12 students along to the new museum downtown to learn about the history and traditions associated with Junkanoo.
It was a great afternoon; we learnt about how the costumes and most of the instruments are primarily made from recycled materials – inspirational for those of us from the Student Council who are currently organising a recycling initiative at BWIC!
(Watch this space …!).
However, I think it was the 45 minutes of dancing, playing instruments and getting lost in our own Junkanoo that was the most enjoyable part of the trip – as Mr Handfield said, had we not had to get back to school, we could have gone on for hours! Kitch, who runs the museum, said British West Indies Collegiate has some fantastic Junkanoo-ers in the making!

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