Kiwanis BUG programme generates buzz

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman launched its BUG Programme at First Baptist Christian School last term and it has proved to be a tremendous success with students, parents and staff.


Students receive pins and certificates for bringing up their grades. Photo: Submitted

BUG – Bring Up Grades – is designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable level, and maintain or continue to raise their grades from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honour Roll.

A party was held at the school on 2 May and certificates and pins were presented to 51 children out of 54 who had brought up their grades. Many parents attended this special recognition event.

Mrs. Linda Key, Secretary and Past President of Kiwanis who spearheaded the programme, indicated that it fits well with finding new ways to promote learning in schools.

‘This is a wonderful programme which recognizes those students who are not all ‘A’ streamers but who have put in the hard work to raise their grades,’ she said.

The teachers in Grades 3 through 8 establish a base line grade for each student during the first grading period. Students are then honoured each grading period if they maintain their grades and raise one grade. This means a student can raise his grade level from a ‘D’ to a ‘C’ or from a ‘C’ to a ‘B’, whilst maintaining all other grade levels and be recognized.

First Baptist PTF thanked the Kiwanis Club for introducing this phenomenal new programme, which is now gaining the interest of other schools in Cayman.


For further information on the BUG programme, contact Linda Key ([email protected]).

Kiwanis is a global organisation of volunteers changing the world one child and one community at a time. If you would like more information on Kiwanis, call Ruud van der Pluijm (947-9956) or Paul de Freitas (916-6331) or ask any Kiwanian.