Boom Boom Boom Boom Steppa was the chant on the lips of the children once the artiste arrived for the closing performance and pep segment of the creative workshop series at Port Royal, last Friday. The creative workshop series, a 3-day event was held to engage the children in a better understanding of arts, creativity, culture towards development personal and otherwise.
It was the first and only day the creative series were off to a 1 hour late start, as participants and presenters waited patiently for the soundmen to arrive and all crews to set up for the special recording by the Public Broadcasting Co-orporation (PBC). The television team led by Tannisha Scarlette was there to put their spotlight on OAaSIS and their interaction with the children for child’s month.
The sensitisation creative series, held by OAaSIS International had presenters from visual, performing and literary arts and interactive workshop, project and motivational sessions are done across Jamaica to empower the creative mind of youth.
On Friday, the closing day, there were hardly any visual sessions unlike the first two days, but the children had enough virtual memories to speak about what they had learnt in the workshops both on and off stage.
The day started with the national anthem led by the Founder, Anthea McGibbon, and the national pledge led by four young students visiting from Kingston schools, who came along as their own schools were under threats resulting from the recent national disturbances.
Official thanks were given by Port Royal teacher, Sara Taylor, and the programme had founder as the first emcee, with Derrick Gassey Wilks assuming the role soon enough.