Foster’s boosts merit program

Foster’s Food Fair recently donated two children’s tyke bikes to each of the merit shop programmes in Red Bay, Prospect, Savannah and Bodden Town primary schools.

The donated toys will serve as incentives for children showing positive classroom behaviour and performance. Students can earn points which they use to shop at the stores, explains a press release from Government Information Services.

Workbenches were also donated by Foster’s, for reception programmes at North Side Primary and East End Primary on Grand Cayman, and the West End Primary and Creek Infant Schools on Cayman Brac. These will encourage reception-aged children to develop motor skills as well as encourage them to manipulate the 100-piece workbench using their imagination.

A large sidewinder bike was also donated to North Side Primary School to serve as an incentive for children in the school’s literacy programme.

Chief Education Officer Mrs. Nyda Flatley said she welcomed the generous donation and was pleased that the toys could be utilized to reinforce excellent classroom behaviour and progress in literacy.

‘Foster’s Food Fair has been an excellent corporate sponsor this past year, having donated $100,000 towards portable classrooms. It is heartening when the corporate community takes an active interest in our schools,’ she said.