The music and singing uplifted our souls
Primary school St John‘s festival 2018
The celebration of St. John’s marks the end of the second term at Michael Mount. It is midwinter in South Africa. The festival is a favourite among all members of the Michael Mount community and takes its name from John the Baptist. John the Baptist calls upon us all to seek the light. Hence, the festival of St. John’s reminds us to cultivate inner light and warmth. The children make lanterns – a symbol of the light. Traditionally a great bonfire is built around which the children and community gather. When the flames die down, children, teachers, friends and parents jump over the ashes to signify leaving behind past troubles.
This year the children were arrayed in t-shirts dyed the colours of the rainbow and sang en masse in four different languages. This uplifting musical experience set the tone for the evening. Later everyone adjourned to the field for the lantern spiral and the lighting of the fire by the Class 8’s.
What an amazing evening! Warms the soul!
Such a beautiful evening. What a privilege to
belong to this school.
The music – sigh. You were all absolutely beautiful.