Mwea ECDE tops national music festivals Pomp and color characterized the Kenya National Music Festivals with early childhood learners showcasing skills that captured the Competency Based Curriculum, blending in rich traditional and Western childhood plays in singing games and traditional dances. The Music Festivals started off with early childhood education learners, primary, special need schools and teachers training colleges taking the stage. In captivating presentations by the early childhood, the learners tactfully brought to life traditional playing instruments and rendered rich set pieces while throwing in different dancing styles to colour the performances. And while displaying the creativity advocated for in the new curriculum, the learners showcased creativity in designing costumes to fit in the African traditional cultural dances by incorporating costumes made from sisal robes, hats from carton boxes, children toys out of banana leaves among others. Under the able leadership of H.E Hon. Cecily Mbarire, Embu County will be taking Mwea Primary School ECDE class to Statehouse on September 24, 2022 to perform to His Excellency the President. This is after a resounding win in the ongoing National Music Festivals in Kisumu.
Mwea ECDE class has been the national defending champion having won again in 2019 before the festivals were postponed due to Covid -19 pandemic. This year marks the 94th edition. And while ECDE learners from Mwea used fly whisks made out of sticks and strings, learners from Gangara ECDE had shades of brown on their faces to blend their brown-beaded costumes. It was evident that the learners grasped the songs well, rendered them well, also incorporating costumes that depicted the moments. Mwea Primary School emerged winners under class 802G which is the singing game category. Embu County was also represented by Gangara, Iveche, Kirima, Kiarimui, Mashamba and Michegethiu ECDE classes. Being the biggest co-curricular activity at the Ministry of Education, pupils continue to exploit and nurture their talents through the event so that they can live fulfilling and fun-filled lives.