One of Cayman’s smallest schools, North Side Primary has come through in a big way for Cayman’s Blue Iguanas.
Faculty, parents and students organized a fish fry and raised over CI$1,100; quite a feat for a school with an enrolment of just 72 children.
The school’s literacy coordinator Laura Campbell noticed the children’s concern over the recent tragedy at the Blue Iguana Recovery Program and decided to convert the children’s sorrow into positive action.
‘The children decided they wanted to help in some way and thought a fish fry would be the way to raise money for the program,’ she said.
‘With the help of parents and teachers these young people were able to swing into action and make a positive difference.’
The school presented the profits from the fish fry to King Blue at a special assembly 24 June.
Students Chelsea Whittaker and Christina Rivers read a special tribute from the students and Principal Margaret Rattray thanked them for their commitment in helping the community.
National Trust General Manager Frank Roulstone extended his appreciation to the students.
‘The Recovery Program is a critical component in the rescue of our Blue Iguana from extinction. We are most appreciative of the outpouring of support we have received from the community and in particular our children,’ he said.