Nigeria’s leading British School, Grange School Lagos, has celebrated Independence Day in a Grand Style by
saluting the nation and its freedom fighters on the last school day before its 58th Independence Day, the management, staff and students of the School marked the occasion with a host of activities highlighting the cultural diversity of Nigeria.
The event witnessed the participation of students from various classes supporting and representing the uniqueness of each Nigerian culture by dressing up in traditional attires of the different states in Nigeria.
The school’s National Day activities served as a tribute to Nigeria, her history, culture and heroes, while the traditional fashion parade was specifically aimed at highlighting the nation’s unity in diversity.
“The aim of today’s national day activities is to celebrate the uniqueness and richness of Nigeria’s history and culture. Students and teachers of the school joined forces to identify prominent icons of Nigeria’s history and cultural tapestry. The entire school was involved in its making to instil patriotic fervour among the staff and students,” said Mr Guy Cassarchis, Headmaster, Grange School Lagos.
He encouraged everyone further saying “as we gather to celebrate this great day in Lagos, it is imperative that all citizens of Nigeria reflect on the nature of commitment that each and every individual can offer in transforming the Motherland”.
October 1st will always be a memorable day for our country and its people. It is an important day of festive and historic remembrance where we celebrate culture and the pride of our great nation. The significance of October 1st is also a strong reminder of one of the strong values of Grange School for the past 60 years, which is the importance of educating young children to be great leaders who will learn about Nigeria’s difference cultures and the importance of uniting our nation despite our rich diversity.