GRADE FIVE SOCIAL STUDIES
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