Primary students show appreciation for West Bay elders

Past Meets Present was the backdrop theme when students from the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School performed for residents of the Golden Age Home in appreciation for all of their contributions to education during the past year.

The teachers and students of the primary school, in association with the West Bay MLA office, hosted the event for roughly 30 people.

The students offered examples of their talent in poetry, song and dance, and after the show, the elders were treated to refreshments and special tokens of flowers, vases and baskets that were made by the Year Four students.

Premier McKeeva Bush, along with Education Minister Rolston Anglin, and the other elected members for the district of West Bay also attended. Mr. Bush applauded the organisers for their initiative in showing appreciation to the senior citizens of West Bay. He thanked them for their role in bridging the gap between the elderly and the young.

The principal, staff, students and parents expressed their appreciation to all elders in the West Bay Community who have contributed in some way to the education of the students during the past school year. They include: Marlena Anglin, Kem Jackson, Ola Jackson, Rosemae Ebanks, Roselyn Ebanks, Lizie Powel, Loxley Banks, Dale Banks, Captain Marvin, Rupert Ebanks, Araunah Ebanks, Reba Manderson, Rev Cornwall (Isaiah’s grandfather) Floyd and Arie Barendrecht.