By Felicity Amikiya, SHCJ
Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child Jesus celebrated its second Anniversary on the on the 15th of October 2014 at the school premises.
The ceremony commenced with the blessing of the new School bus by the Candidacy Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Francis Aqua-Sagoe in the presence of Srs. Martha Attakruh, Patricia Duru, the three candidates, Jennifer Atochi Foby, Mary Aker Mbalumun and Florence Chinyere Owunna as well as Srs. Vivian Iboi, Anne Nwangumah and Felicity Amikiya who are all teachers in the School. It was such a joyful day to have gotten a brand new 30 seater bus. In addition, Mass was requested for the progress of the School.
When the children finally arrived from home they were made to sit together and a brief history of Cornelia Connelly was given as well as the history of the School. In view of this it was made known to them that the school was started with just three pupils but currently, it has a population of seventy-four, which is a modest growth. They were amazed listening to the story of their humble beginning.
The celebration featured music and dancing and the children were very excited especially with the new bus as well as the interesting story of our mother foundress, Cornelia Connelly. After the fanfare, some candies were shared among the children and the day ended on a joyful note.