- Nannies/teachers in charge will ensure the infants are comfortable and attended to, providing them with a safe and nurturing environment.
- Rhymes: The students can perform popular nursery rhymes like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” to showcase their knowledge and rhythm.
- Sand and Water Activities: Students can engage in sensory play with sand and water, exploring different textures and experimenting with pouring and molding.
- Sensorial Display: Students can create a display with various objects that stimulate their senses, such as soft fabrics, scented materials, or textured surfaces.
- Recitation of Poems: Students can recite simple poems like “Rain, Rain, Go Away” or “Five Little Ducks” to demonstrate their memory and language skills.
- Dance: Students can participate in a group dance performance, moving to a catchy children’s song.
- Rhymes: Building upon their previous knowledge, students can recite longer and more complex nursery rhymes like “Hickory Dickory Dock” or “Jack and Jill” with actions and expression.
- Mental Recitation: Students can engage in mental recitation activities, such as counting from 1 to 20 or reciting the alphabet in order.
- Sensorial or Alphabet Display: Students can create displays showcasing sensory objects or alphabet visuals they have explored, such as a tactile board or an alphabet collage.
- Recitation of Poems: Students can recite longer and more expressive poems like “The Wheels on the Bus” or “Mary Had a Little Lamb” with emphasis on intonation and rhythm.
- Professions Display Drama: Students can dress up as different professionals (e.g., doctors, firefighters, teachers) and enact short role-plays to depict their understanding of different occupations.
- Dance: Students can perform a choreographed dance routine with coordinated movements and actions
Lower Primary (Primary 1-3):
- Profession Display: Students can create displays representing various professions, such as a doctor’s clinic, a supermarket, or a post office, showcasing the tools and items associated with each profession.
- Dance: Students can perform a lively dance routine to a popular children’s song, incorporating simple choreography and movements.
- Calisthenics: Students can engage in basic calisthenic exercises, such as jumping jacks or stretching exercises, to demonstrate physical fitness and coordination.
- Catching a Flight: Students can dress up as travelers, complete with luggage and passports, and act out a scenario of catching a flight, emphasizing the importance of punctuality and preparedness.
- Light Drama: Students can participate in short skits or role-plays, enacting simple stories or situations to develop their storytelling and acting skills.
- Recitation: Students can recite poems, short stories, or passages they have learned, paying attention to pronunciation, expression, and clarity.
- Quiz: A small quiz session can be conducted, asking students questions related to subjects they have learned during the year to test their knowledge and recall.
- Reading of News: Students can take turns reading news articles or stories from a class newsletter they have created, enhancing their reading skills and confidence in public speaking.
Upper Primary (Primary 4-5):
- Cultural Display: Students can create displays representing various Nigerian cultures, showcasing traditional attire, artifacts, and customs from different ethnic groups, such as the Yoruba, Igbo, or Hausa-Fulani.
- Comedy Choreography: Students can create and perform a comedy skit or dance routine, incorporating humorous elements and funny actions to entertain the audience.
- Drama: Students can participate in short dramatic performances, presenting scenes from famous stories or original scripts
- Debate: Students can engage in friendly debates on topics of interest, such as “Is it better to read a book or watch a movie?” or “Should homework be abolished?” This will help them develop critical thinking and public speaking skills.
- Dance: Students can perform a coordinated and energetic dance routine to popular music, showcasing their creativity, rhythm, and teamwork.
- Riddles: Students can share riddles with the audience, challenging them to solve the puzzles and stimulating their problem-solving abilities.
- School and National Anthem in Different Languages: Students can sing the school and national anthems in languages like Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, or even French, celebrating the linguistic diversity of Nigeria and promoting cultural awareness
- Assisting with Food Service: Students can volunteer to help serve food and beverages to guests during the ceremony, displaying responsibility and hospitality.
- Cultural Display: Students can create interactive cultural displays, showcasing artifacts, traditional clothing, and customs from different Nigerian ethnic groups or other countries.
- Miming: Students can perform mime acts to popular songs or poems, using facial expressions and gestures to convey emotions and stories without speaking.
- Drama: Students can participate in more elaborate and longer dramatic performances, exploring themes, characters, and conflicts in depth.
- Debate: Students can engage in structured debates on thought-provoking topics, honing their research, critical thinking, and persuasive speaking skills.
- Jokes: Students can entertain the audience with well-timed and humorous jokes or anecdotes, bringing laughter and joy to the event.
- Security Assistance: Responsible students can assist in ensuring the security and smooth functioning of the graduation ceremony by monitoring the premises, guiding guests, and ensuring a safe environment
- Cultural Display: Students can present displays showcasing diverse cultures from around the world, with artifacts, traditional attire, and multimedia presentations.
- Miming: Students can perform mime acts to popular songs, poems, or even famous movie scenes, using expressive movements and gestures to captivate the audience.
- Drama: Students can participate in dramatic performances, presenting scenes from renowned plays or original scripts, exploring complex themes and character development.
- Debate: Students can engage in structured debates on relevant and thought-provoking topics, fostering critical thinking, research skills, and persuasive speaking abilities.
- Speech: Students can deliver speeches on topics of importance, such as the value of education, the impact of technology, or their aspirations for the future, showcasing their public speaking skills and leadership qualities.
- Donations: Students can organize donation drives, collecting funds or items for a charitable cause, demonstrating their empathy and sense of social responsibility.
- Dance: Students can perform a well-choreographed dance routine, combining various dance styles and showcasing their talent, coordination, and stage presence
- Outgoing Head Boy/Girl Speech: The head boy or head girl can deliver a speech reflecting on their experiences, expressing gratitude to the school, teachers, and parents, and sharing their vision for the future.
- Dance: Students can perform a celebratory and energetic dance routine, expressing their joy and achievements as they prepare to transition to higher education or other endeavors.
- Donations: Students can organize a donation drive, raising funds or collecting essential items to contribute to a community or charity organization, making a positive impact before leaving school.
- Prayers: Students can offer prayers and blessings for their future endeavors, expressing gratitude for their education, and seeking guidance and success in their future journeys.
Note: The activities listed above are suggestions and can be customized to fit the school’s preferences, resources, and cultural context
Key Areas to Focus on for End-of-Session or Graduation Preparation