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Veiuto Students, Parents, Teachers Celebrate With Dances, Songs

Veiuto Primary School students parents and teachers celebrated their prizegiving ceremony with a 54-year-old tradition. The students took the stage on Wednesday evening to perform dances and songs from different
22 Nov 2019 14:00
Veiuto Students, Parents, Teachers Celebrate With Dances, Songs
Students of Veiuto Primary School perform a Fijian dance item on November 20, 2019, during the school’s dance display at the FMF National Gymnasium in Suva.

Veiuto Primary School students parents and teachers celebrated their prizegiving ceremony with a 54-year-old tradition.

The students took the stage on Wednesday evening to perform dances and songs from different ethnicities at the FMF National Gymnasium in Suva creating a hive of joyous activities.

There were eight groups of students from all the years performing creative dances during the event.

School Board chairman Orisi Seruitanoa said the dance performances had been a school tradition since its inception 54 years ago.

“Our students express their talents through dance. It has been a part of the school culture,” he said.

Mr Seruitanoa said the dances generated a lot of interest from parents and students every year.

Dad receives the award on behalf of the daughter

Tairu Afolarin (left) receives the dux award on behalf of his daughter Haliyah on November 20, 2019, from the Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation for the Pacific, Sujiro Seam, during the Veiuto Primary School prizegiving ceremony at the FMF National Gymnasium in Suva. Photo: Shreeya Verma

Tairu Afolarin (left)receives the dux award on behalf of his daughter Haliyah on November 20, 2019, from the Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation for the Pacific, Sujiro Seam, during the Veiuto Primary School prizegiving ceremony at the FMF National Gymnasium in Suva. Photo: Shreeya Verma

It was a proud moment for Tairu Afolarin to receive the dux award on behalf of his daughter.

Haliyah Afolarin, from Nigeria, was not present for the school prizegiving ceremony on Wednesday because she was in Australia enjoying her holidays.

Mr Afolarin said he was amused to receive his daughter’s dux prize and other achievements.

“I urged her to put in an extra effort in preparing for the exam and she has reaped her rewards. I am so happy,” he said.

The Nigerian scooped four different awards. She won first place in her class, scored the highest aggregate in the Fiji Eighth Year Examination and won the social science award.

Edited by Percy Kean

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