A beautiful mass celebrating the sisters of Notre Dame in Nigeria. Outside the church Igbo drummers and dancers entertained thousands of guests all in matching “God is Good” fabric.
Meeting Notre Dame students from across Nigeria was a great experience. Students were inspired to see the types of art done in their sister schools.
Of the six students we brought for the competition, three received art awards and three received literary awards. The students, teachers and sisters were all excited to see their hard work pay off.
The judge of the exhibition showed his intricate murals at a near by Justice and Peace Africa Center.
Students from other Notre Dame schools performed traditional dances during the celebration.
With a lot of teamwork we were able to set up our display for everyone to see. The students whose work was to be judged came to participate, but also to represent their classmates creative work.
Teachers, sisters, and few chosen students traveled to the Eastern part of Nigeria to celebrate a final jubilee celebration recognizing 50 years since the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur came to Nigeria. All student work was boxed up and brought along for the exhibition while few works were chosen to compete against other student work from all Notre Dame schools throughout the country.
Three students were chosen to create art work to be judged in the upcoming exhibition in the Eastern part of Nigeria. The themes of each painting focus on “Tomorrows Nigeria.” Students reflected on how they could preserve their culture in the ever-changing era of advancement.
Every Saturday night all the girls come together for a social night. These nights include song performances, jokes, dancing, dramas, and games. Below are students who used cardboard and ribbon to make crowns for their fashion parade. They decorated the crowns with little bits of shredded tin foil wrappers to add attraction.
After making art with only natural materials, students learned about all the materials and tools available to artists today.