Karate kids turn to kite-making

  • Traditional craft: students making kites at Holy Trinity Church (Photograph contributed)

    Traditional craft: students making kites at Holy Trinity Church (Photograph contributed)

A karate school turned to kite-making to help preserve Bermudian culture.

Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-Do Bermuda said it was important to promote the skill of kite-making, a Good Friday tradition.

Andrea McKey, the administrator and a teacher at the school, said: “It’s a dying craft so to keep that tradition alive we have a kite-making competition to teach our students and parents how to make a kite.”

Students made 15 kites and prizes for the best were handed out at the Holy Trinity Church hall in Bailey’s Bay, where the karate club holds its classes, last Saturday.

Ms McKey said the club, helped by instructors from community group the Independent Club, had held kite-making competitions for eight years.

Ms McKey said: “A lot of people don’t even know how to paper the kite.”

Dannielle Vaughans took the top prize, Callahj Simons was second and Rakeysha Robinson third.

The school also honoured its top pupils with its Bushido awards in three categories — the under-ten Tiger Cubs, juniors aged from ten to 18 and seniors.

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Published Apr 15, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 15, 2019 at 7:11 am)

Karate kids turn to kite-making

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