• Short Summary

    THE STAFF AND PUPILS OF CHRIST THE KING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ACCRA, LAST SATURDAY (MAY 25) HELD A GAY MAY CARNIVAL, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND AT THE SCHOOL'S COMPOUND.

  • Description

    THE STAFF AND PUPILS OF CHRIST THE KING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ACCRA, LAST SATURDAY (MAY 25) HELD A GAY MAY CARNIVAL, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND AT THE SCHOOL'S COMPOUND. THE PUPILS ENTERTAINED PARENTS AND GUARDIANS AT THIS MOST SUCCESSFUL EVENT.

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE CARNIVAL WAS THE CROWNING OF THE MAY QUEEN, ALSO KNOWN AS THE QUEEN OF HAPPINESS, BY HE WIFE THE GHANAIAN CHIEF JUSTICE, MRS ADELINE AKUFFO ADDO. ANOTHER FASCINATING DIVERSION WAS A FANCY DRESS OF A GAY ASSORTMENT OF NATIONAL COSTUMES.

    STALLS MANNED BY CHARMINGLY PERSUASIVE YOUNG SALESMAN OFFERED DELIGHTFUL VARIETY TO THE DISCERNING BUYER. ON SHOW WERE DRESSES, BALLOONS, FRUIT, CAKE AND CANDY. MANY WERE ATTRACTED BY THE EXCITEMENT OF THE LUCKY DIP, WHILE OTHERS JUST WANDERED ROUND AND HAD A LOT OF FUN.

    THE ARRIVAL OF THE MANY QUEEN CAUSED A WAVED OF ENTHUSIASM. HOLDER OF THE TITLE FOR THE FIRST YEAR WAS MISS CARMEL AMONOO, THE RAGE OF CLASS SEVEN. SHE WAS GARLANDED WITH RED ROSES BY MRS AKUFFO ADDO. MISS AMONOO WAS PRECEDED BY A PROCESSION OF HER ATTENDANTS - THE "RAINBOW DOLLS". ALL WORE ANKLE-LENGTH DRESSES DECORATED WITH RAINBOW COLOURS.

    THE CEREMONY WAS TOPPED BY AN INTRICATE PERFORMANCE OF THE MAYPOLE DANCE.

    PROCEEDS OF THE CARNIVAL WERE DONATED TO CHARITABLE PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6B6TPV78XLPH55NLY25P4VXOV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6B6TPV78XLPH55NLY25P4VXOV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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