Crazy Socks dress down day supports Trust

Dorothy Wilson, deputy principal, presents the money students raised on Crazy Socks day to Catherine Childs, National Trust education programs manager. Teacher Chantel Nicholson and students supported the fundraiser, which earned the children memberships in the Trust at a reduced fee. - Photo: Jewel Levy

A “Crazy Socks” dress down day has earned students at George Town Primary School membership in the Cayman Islands National Trust.

All of the school’s 14 classes will get memberships for the special rate of $30 because of the money they raised.

National Trust education programs manager Catherine Childs, who received the money from students at the school on Dec. 9, will be making presentations to individual grade levels in the new year.

“It is very important for us to instill a sense of civic and national pride in our children from as early an age as possible, and what better way to raise their collective awareness than through the programs of the National Trust of the Cayman Islands,” said Principal Marie Martin.

She said the school has always collaborated with the Trust and are pleased to continue their support in this way.

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  1. Children shouldn’t be raising money for the National Trust. Or any charity. With all due respect the principal’s statement is fundamentally wrong. In my opinion it is manipulative. Majority of the kids are not mature enough to understand what they are doing and why.
    Fund raisers and awareness events should not involve little kids.