In our village there are two versions of Mash, children’s mash and adult mash. Children’s mash occurs early in the month and all the schools in the region compete in five categories which are Calypso, Dramatic Poetry, Dance, Physical Display, and Costume. It’s a day-long competition and the first place of each category goes on to compete in the country-wide competition later in the month. Nate and I not only were able to attend children’s mash, but we were asked to judge two categories each.
I judged Dance and Dramatic Poetry, which I think next to seeing the awesome costumes these schools put together with just glitter, wire and paper, dramatic poetry was my favourite. The theme of this year’s Mash is “Mashin with Pride, Keepin We Traditions Alive.”
Adult mash will occur at the end of the month (it’s a wee bit more colourful…wink…wink) and Nate and I are hoping to participate in our respective departments float….and yes we will both be decked out in glitter!