Thursday, January 29, 2015.BMG: Today, the students and teachers of St. Hilda’s Anglican primary school in Georgeville hosted a cultural day at their compound.
The day’s activities included a presentation by a visiting group from the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic School in Bullet Tree Falls village depicting the hog head dance.
Vice principal of St. Hilda’s Anglican School Tifarah Martinez says that the entire student body took part in today’s culture day which focused on the Maya.
According to Martinez, a replica of a Maya temple was set up in one of the classrooms, and research information on the Maya was on display in other areas, including cooking utensils.
The hog head dance, according to choreographer Marcos Obando is usually performed in the month of May in the Mestizo/Maya culture, which is why the group of seven boys were brought to Georgeville from Bullet Tree Falls village to share the cultural experience with their peers.
A highlight of the culture day was when the students of St. Hilda’s Anglican School were invited to give the hog head dance a try.
Braden Marin was one of two students brave enough to give it a try.