Stabroek News Sunday - - GRADE FIVE SCIENCE -

Hello Boys and Girls,

Were you there at D’Ur­ban Park last Fri­day, May 25, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties – cultural dis­play, con­cert, pa­rade, fire­works dis­play or flag-rais­ing cer­e­mony for Guyana’s 52nd In­de­pen­dence an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions? What is the fo­cus of this year’s In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions? – Yes, Youth is the fo­cus. Learn as much as you can from the cel­e­bra­tions.

This week we will con­tinue with our Na­tional Sym­bols.

The Na­tional Pledge

The Na­tional Pledge is a solemn or se­ri­ous prom­ise or agree­ment of loy­alty to the coun­try. So, al­ways re­mem­ber that when­ever you say this pledge you are mak­ing a sin­cere prom­ise or oath to be a loyal ci­ti­zen. What are some of the things you would ex­pect from a loyal ci­ti­zen of Guyana? What po­si­tion should you take when you say the na­tional Pledge? Dis­cuss these ques­tions with some of your friends or class­mates.

The Na­tional An­them

By now you should know the four stan­zas of the Na­tional An­them. What do you learn from this song? What po­si­tion should you take when­ever you hear this an­them be­ing sung? Who is the com­poser of the lyrics for the Na­tional An­them? Who com­posed the mu­sic for this na­tional song? – The lyrics for Guyana’s Na­tional An­them were writ­ten by Rev­erend Archibald Leonard Luker, an English­man liv­ing in Guyana. The mu­sic for this an­them was writ­ten by Robert Cyril Glad­stone Pot­ter, a Guyanese mu­si­cian and a dis­tin­guished ed­u­ca­tor. One of Guyana’s ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions is named after Mr. Pot­ter who was the first prin­ci­pal of this in­sti­tu­tion. Below is a pic­ture of this ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion. It is the Cyril Pot­ter Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion (CPCE). It pro­vides train­ing for teach­ers. Its main cam­pus is at Turkeyen, Greater Ge­orge­town.

Add other Na­tional Sym­bols you know of to the list.

Good­bye boys and girls, un­til Next week. Have a great week!

Cyril Pot­ter Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion (CPCE)

Other sym­bols to show Guyana as a Na­tion Na­tional Bird – the Hoatzin or Canje Pheas­ant

Na­tional An­i­mal – the Jaguar, the largest mem­ber of the cat fam­ily

The Na­tional Flower – the Victoria Re­gia, a wa­ter lily

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