All Year 5 government schools students, including Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, have composition books for the new school year.
Local business owners Kendrick Webster and Chester Lee Frederick of Lee’s Office donated the books at the cultural fun day event at Webster’s Tour Ltd. on Tuesday.
The day marked the second year that the two companies teamed up to ensure schoolchildren received some form of assistance toward education.
Throughout the day, students enjoyed a number of traditional dances, games, toys lunch and craft demonstrations put on by local seniors Merline Anglin, AnnieLee Ebanks and Deal Ebanks.
Thanking teachers on a job well done, Mr. Webster and Mr. Frederick both encouraged students to attend school and put God first.
“Whatever you dream, you must dream big,” said Mr. Webster, adding that each challenge is different. “You will face many obstacles and set backs in life; to succeed you must face your challenges.”
Mr. Webster encouraged parents to teach children to be persistent, strong and resilient and to keep trying until they have proven their beliefs were true. He also congratulated government on the success of programmes such as the after school programme Passport2Success.
The two companies also gave incentives for students to receive discounts on products and be entered to win cool prizes such as printers, computers and sports bags.