July 27, 2012
34 infants graduate from Kingstown Methodist Pre-School

As thirty-four pre-schoolers completed the first stage of their schooling, their parents were urged to play a more active role in their education.{{more}}

The Kingstown Methodist Pre-School held its twelfth graduation ceremony last Friday at the Methodist Church Hall –– packed to capacity with family, friends and well-wishers.

Guest speaker Gwennette Cambridge, early childhood educator in the Ministry of Education, reminded parents: “While the government does its part, the education of your children lies in your hands.”

She also pointed out that parents should be mindful of their actions – leading their children by example, and not just by instruction.

Cambridge further called on the wider community to play its role in contributing to the children’s upbringing, quoting the old adage: “It takes a village to raise a child.

“Help them be the persons they are supposed to be,” she said.

The 2012 graduating class entertained the audience with songs, Bible verses, dance performances and poetry before receiving their certificates of graduation.

In opening remarks, Cameron James, the Chair of the pre-school’s board, said that, on behalf of the board and teachers, he was “happy” to have been a part of the children’s lives during their time at the institution.

He urged parents to continue moulding the pre-schoolers into “good citizens”.

“There is hope in these young graduands,” he insisted.

Natasha Alexander gave the supervisor’s report.(JV)