Cheer and excitement filled the air at Queen's Nursery & Primary School today.
This was a very special and symbolic day as the School Bell arrived the school, and the Minister of Education in Yei, Sadia Lorna was visiting to ring the bell for the first time.
So many brave and excited children had been waiting all morning. They were wearing their nicest clothes and they had practiced singing the brand new song they had written about this brand new school.
And now was the time; they were going to sing the song for the Minister.
Under the Mango tree we were all gathered; the school children, their parents, the teachers representatives from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), representatives from the School Management Committee (SMC), guests, the Minister's daughters Faith and Betty, the Minister's son Emanuel and last but not least The Minister herself.
The ringing of the School Bell marked the start of a new era and it was welcomed with a huge applause from the crowd.
It was a memorable day indeed with big smiles, songs and laughter all around!