PHOTOS: James Hill Primary celebrates Miss Lou

Teachers and students of James Hill Primary School in Clarendon pulled out all the stops on Friday, September 6, to observe Miss Lou Day.

Miss Lou, whose real name is Louise Bennett Coverley, is celebrated locally as a cultural icon.

She was born on 7 September 1919; she died in Canada on 26 July 2006.

Miss Lou was buried at National Heroes Park, in a section reserved for cultural icons.

She is Known for writing and performing poems, folk songs and stories in Jamaican patois.

Miss Lou was also instrumental in promoting the wearing of the Jamaican bandana, which a number of teachers and students wore at James Hill Primary as part of their tribute.


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