Thursday, July 23, 2009

3 Time Disney Challenge Winners!!!

They say that three times is a charm, in our case, it's one more reason to strive for win number four. Inspired by our very talented and versatile Year 6 teachers, Mrs. Latasha Miller and Ms. Wilean Hill, our Year 6 class was declared the Winner of the Disney Environmentality Challenge 2009 by the Department of Tourism. Launched in 2003, the Environmentality Challenge is a partnership between the Disney Cruise Line and Cayman departments of tourism, environment and education.

The Year 6 project, titled Environmental Stewardship Programme, was greeted with great accolades and fanfare by the Department of Education, our various sister schools, parents, students, and the community at large. The project, meant to educate the school, community and visitors to make a difference to the environment was supported by brochures in English, Mandarin and Spanish, with tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as with a beach cleanup.

As a result, thirty of our students were welcomed aboard the Disney Magic Cruise Ship for a trophy presentation, an individual medal, a meeting with captain Tom Forberg, and a wonderful lunch. In addition, each student received a disposable camera to record their visit of the ship.
We are first in all that we do!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kiwanis Club's Generous Donation

In a recent visit to George Town Primary School, Kiwanis Club President, Karen Barnett, handed two cheques to our Deputy Principal, Ms. Bodden-Wilson. As a result of the severe economic downturn and the resulting financial difficulties encountered by some of our parents, Ms. Bodden-Wilson sought assistance from the Kiwanis Club to sponsor our popular Breakfast and After School Programmes. The $2000 Breakfast Programme cheque will help provide a healthy breakfast for children who normally come to school without one. The $1800 cheque for the After School Programme will allow us to continue to provide after-school activities to many of our children. Thank you Kiwanis Club for your very generous donation.