Junior Junkanoo is a school programme that involves all the private and public schools throughout the Islands of The Bahamas.
The Junior Junkanoo programme is very important because it is the life blood for the survival of future junkanoo. It impacts the students in a way and adds to the school spirit, enhances self pride, builds self esteem and contributes to the overall patriotism of the students. In addition, it provides opportunities for them to learn through their involvement in the programme. It assists students in research, planning, organizing, critical thinking, problem solving and role playing activities and stimulates the development of creativity.
Many children, who have participated in the junior junkanoo programme continued their involvement by joining groups in the senior parade. As a result of the junior junkanoo programme, many children have recognized their talents in music and dance and have become great musicians or professional dancers.