Children’s day is a day set aside to celebrate children all round the world and the
idea to set aside a special day for children around the world was originally initiated by Rubah Mansoor a child of grade eight and it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and given global prominence in 1954.
Children’s day celebration in Nigeria is celebrated on 27th of May every year and this year, Marywood Girls College joined in the celebration in a unique way by celebrating all the students in the school in grand style to honour the remaining children round the world.
The celebration started straight from the assembly ground where the students conducted the morning assembly and all acted as teachers even to the administrator addressing the students and giving them good morals as the real administrator Rev. Sis Gertrude Elelegu would have done.
The school administrator Rev. Sis Gertrude came up afterward to address the students on how the day would be and announced the student who would act on behalf of the administrator for the day. The nominees for the post of administrator for the children’s day celebration were selected based on their academic excellence, responsibility, eloquence, good behavior, good communications and ability to handle situations. At the end of it all, Ononuju Dubem Daniella of SS1 science emerged the winner and became the first administrator for children’s day celebration in Marywood Girls College and some other students acted as teachers. This awesome initiative is aimed at ensuring that children are leaders of tomorrow, inculcating in them good serve of belonging and being independent, taking right and Godly decision.
The administrator Rev. Sr. Gertrude Elelegu welcomed this idea so as to motivate other students to always be at their best behavior and do what is right at all times.
In Marywood Girls College, we have a long list of expectation from the students, we reminded them that they are leaders of tomorrow, counseled them and admonished them on virtues and excellence at school and home.