The Delhi Public School International (DPSI), a world class international school in Tema, has organized a dance competition to inculcate confidence in kids towards a holistic child development.
Dressed in fancy apparel and colourful costumes, the pupils aged 3 to 5 showcased their creativity through multicultural dance performances.
The event was organized at the premises of the school in Community 25 with parents, school authorities and other guests in attendance.
The kids displayed complex Ghanaian dance moves such as “Adowa” and “Kpanlogo” to the admiration of the audience.
Other popular Hindu dances as well as Hip-pop interlaced with various modern dance moves were common.
The ultimate winners were Mary Joy and Nandini Sinha who picked up awards for kindergarten and nursery respectively.
Explaining the objective of the programme, the Principal of DPSI, Mr. David Raj said, “It was organized to teach the children how to face crowd on a stage to bring out a performance. It also helps the children to be bold and do away with fear whenever they come across huge gathering.”
He added that the programme is aimed at teaching students a sense of competitiveness and participation at a young age to help them overcome challenges in life as they grow.
Mr. Raj noted that his teachers are trained in modern techniques that help pupils to realize their academic and extracurricular potential.
For DPSI, participation of parents and guardians in the development of the child is crucial. It was compulsory for parents to help students at home during rehearsals before the competition.
Parents who shared their thoughts about the programme were impressed about the use of extracurricular activities to teach students important values in life.
Mrs. Caroline Adusei, a parent, said, “the program was very educative and also helps the children to exercise their body”.
To her, calculations in dance movements will help the children in mathematics. She says such programmes will also boost the competitive nature of students.
For Mrs. Eunice Aryee, she believes the creativeness of children is brought to bear during such programmes. What she was particularly excited about is the emphasis on parent participation. She says she learnt a lot as she had to research and help her child to perform.
DPSI won 3 gold trophies and 27 medals at the World Scholar’s Cup recently in Malaysia. The school has won the National Spelling Bee competition for three consecutive years and recorded the highest performance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in US.
They also received the outstanding school in Ghana award by the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) for its holistic education and state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Recently, the school recorded excellent results from students who passed the IGCSE examinations with flying colours.