THERE were smiles and excitement as well as tears at the Mickey Mouse Daycare annual Christmas party and graduation ceremony held at St Joseph’s Hall in King William’s Town over the weekend.
The hall, decked out in Christmas decorations was filled with proud parents, family and friends as they attentively watched their little children take their next steps in life.
Fifteen of 42 children were capped as they were declared ready for enrolment at Dale, Central, Kingsridge, St Thomas, King William’s Town Primary, among them.
Principal Creshenda Ambaram and the audience watched in awe as the little ones performed their well-rehearsed orals, songs and stage plays.
Some of them took full advantage of the opportunity and did all they could to impress their parents, while others developed stage fright and burst into tears.
“What you witness here today is not achieved overnight, our teachers willingly dedicated their time to providing proper education for our kids,” Ambaram said. “I have to say a big thanks to each and every one of you, especially the parents who has played a pivotal part in making this special occasion possible”.
The guest speaker and programme director, Kingsridge High School matriculant Esinam Tamakloe, did a sterling job in keeping the kids calm and at ease during the event.
The occasion concluded with everyone present enjoyed a meal and refreshments and the kids handed gifts.