On Friday 24 March 2022, 138 students from different schools in the Ojo local government area paid a courtesy visit to the Festival Mall, Amuwo Odofin.
The schools in attendance include Isador Nursery and Primary School, Alimosho local government area, and Royal Bells Nursery and Primary School.
Many schools consider Festival Mall to be a place of interest due to the numerous and fun activities available to pupils.
The mall offers a wide range of activities that address the necessities that children should be exposed to and find pleasurable.
Activities include shopping, movies, dancing, and gaming.
Mr. Bankole Emmanuel, who is the vice-principal of Royal Bells Nursery and Primary School in Ijanikin, described the experience as interesting and worthwhile.
He stated that a festival mall is a place for children and adults, while he commended the games and the animated movie they had seen.
The excited vice-principal told our correspondent, “We saw an animated movie called Turning Red, which sent a lot of messages to me, and the games were interesting.”
He also recommended the mall to schools within and outside Lagos.
According to Godspower Ikechukwu, who is a team supervisor at Genesis Cinema, schools with over 30 students are allowed to pay N1500, in contrast to N2500, which is the standard price.
“N1500 comes with balloons, popcorn, and a drink while teaching and non-teaching staff are also allowed in the cinema to look after the kids,” he explained.
Mrs. David Sophia, who is a teacher at Isador nursery and primary school, claimed the visit was a necessity.
According to Mrs. Sophia, “many parents don’t have the time to take their children out, and as children, they need to have a shopping experience.” She stated.
Mrs. Okakpo told our correspondent they were elated to be at Festival Mall.
In her words, “the students have learned a lot, the mall is unique, and we love this environment.”