Photos: School Hosts Multicultural Extravaganza

May 12, 2018

[Written by Wesley Hall]

“Outstanding, Colorful, Vibrant” – These are just a few words used to express the atmosphere inside Clearwater Middle School’s assembly hall on Wednesday, May 9th.

Scores of young people, parents, relatives and friends came together to enjoy an evening of fanfare, exhibition, food and live entertainment that represented cultures from 19 islands across the globe.

The annual spectacular, with this year’s theme of Exploring Islands From Around the World, has become one of the school’s most prestigious events, drawing the attention of community partners and enthusiasts over the years.

Students work alongside staff to conduct research about their countries and through this interactive learning approach, the results are displayed in an exciting array. Presentations include written works, costumes, artwork, artifacts and foods, indicative of each region.


An official opening by young town crier Dequan Trott started the night’s events. After a thrilling Parade of Nations highlighting traditional costumes from the islands, guests were invited to visit display booths and sample indigenous foods.

The area was further ignited by a plethora of local performers which included the St. George’s Dancerettes, Highland Sword Dancing by Seri Fisher and the Portuguese Folk Dancers. Our very own students and teachers took to the stage for African dance and the Clearwater Choir sang to thunderous applause.

The evening also included informative and thought-provoking speeches by Mwalimu Melodye Micere Van Putten of the Ashay Program and Bermuda Gombey Costume Extraordinaire Janice Warner.

The event was a culmination of dedication, sacrifice and hard-work by students, faculty, parents/guardians and the community.

We are grateful to the Multicultural Extravaganza team, under the leadership of Ms. Dawn Kirk [Head of Social Studies] and her committee who guided us towards success. We also thank our many sponsors and donors whose continue to support our school in this venture and throughout the school year.

Photos by Anthony Wade, click to enlarge:

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  1. facts of the rock says:

    The former Roger Chaffee High School when the then Kindley Air Force Base was operational was one of the best things the US Navy left for Bermuda.

    I am very pleased to see the diverse and multicultural exhibition put on by this School and it’s young Students.

    Hopefully people will learn that Bermuda is NO longer Black,White and ‘Portogee’

  2. CWMS Mom says:

    A night well done Clearwater!