Montessori aids Cancer Society

Students at Montessori by the Sea recently held a dress down day to benefit the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Children in the school’s lower elementary class were given the assignment of researching various charities and deciding which one they would like to support with the money raised from ‘dress down days’.

Once the research was complete, the children voted and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society came up tops.

A sum of $99.50 used by a teacher in counting projects was also added to the funds making it a total of CI$224.32

Christine Sanders of the Cancer Society indicated that the funds will be used to help a child who has been diagnosed with the disease with travelling expenses to Miami.

To learn more about what the Cayman Islands Cancer Society does, visit their Web site at .

Montessori By the Sea follows the teaching philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. The school fosters a sense of global and local responsibility in its students and strongly encourages this type of community participation, said school administrator Ms Kourtni Jackson.