Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School students, faculty and staff delighted the crowd gathered in the Coral Bay school’s cafeteria during another stellar holiday program on Friday morning, December 21.
Sixth graders led the program, reminiscing about what they performed in each grade in the annual holiday program.
First up were the kindergarten students, who sang a moving rendition of “Love is the Magic of Christmas.” The first graders followed, performing the Calypso holiday song “Ho, Ho, Ho,” which includes the line, “there are no reindeer in my country, Santa will have to borrow me neighbor’s donkey.”
The second graders kept the holiday spirit alive with an original song about Santa. GBS third graders entertained the crowd by reciting “Noel” with small groups leading each section.
The fourth grade class returned to Calypso, performing “Christmas Coming.” Fifth graders, decked out in feather wings and holding a wreath, a holiday card and a bell, told the meaning behind Christmas symbols.
Sixth graders recited “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and acted out the poem with Naphtali Anthony as Santa Claus complete with a big belly and white beard.
Not to be outdone, the teachers and staff, including GBS Principal Dionne Wells donned hip-hop attire and rapped along to Soulja Boy’s “Superman,” to the utter enjoyment of the students.