Sir John A. Cumber athletes honored

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School athletes strike a familiar pose in celebration of their third-place finish at the 2016 Inter-Primary Track and Field competition on March 16-18. - Photo: Annette Vaughan

Athletes from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School received special recognition and appreciation for their efforts on April 7 during the school’s weekly general assembly. The competitors finished in third place overall at the 2016 Inter-Primary Track and Field championships on March 16-18.

“Our athletes tried their best and we are very proud of them,” said the school’s physical education teacher, Timothy Eastman. At the meet, student Umar Gordon set a new Inter-Primary record for the 800m with a time of 2:39.1.

There were some other notable first-place finishes, including Stephen Watson and Joel Sutherland, who placed first in high jump and shot put, respectively.

The team also placed first in the 800m sprint medley.

Competitors received gold, silver and bronze medals, in recognition for their determined efforts during the competition.

Sir John A. Cumber Rainbows and Brownies club members and leaders, along with parents and visitors, hosted the Mexico booth at the school's recent International Night.
Sir John A. Cumber Rainbows and Brownies club members and leaders, along with parents and visitors, hosted the Mexico booth at the school’s recent International Night.

International Night

Reception teachers at the Brazil booth, from left, Jackie Hydes, Jessica Willis, Patricia Bodden, Theresia McClean and Ruhaines Ebanks
Reception teachers at the Brazil booth, from left, Jackie Hydes, Jessica Willis, Patricia Bodden, Theresia McClean and Ruhaines Ebanks

In other school news, Sir John A. Cumber students, friends and families came together to celebrate International Night on April 9. Classes and school clubs and organizations showcased food, culture, customs and folklore from various locales, including the United States, England, the Caribbean islands and Mexico.

“International Night is celebrated annually and attracts participants from various countries within the community,” said teacher Annette Vaughan.

The event is organized and coordinated by the school’s cultural committee, headed by Diana Varona. Among those who assisted was Chris Christian from Cayman Traditional Arts.

“This function promotes international-mindedness among the student body,” said Ms. Vaughan.

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