August 5, 2014
Union Island/London Summer School 2014

The Union Island/London Summer School got started on August 4, 2014 and will run for two weeks. The organizers plan to cater for 70 children this year, aged five years to 16 years old, a release said.{{more}}

The summer school is being organised in conjunction with Mrs John from the Mary Hutchinson Primary School, Mrs James from the Stephanie Brown Primary School and the Union Island Support Group London. It will be held at the Stephanie Browne Primary School, in Clifton.

Morning sessions will focus on English, Math, Health Education and Science. Afternoon’s sessions will be dedicated to extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, steel pan, drumming and arts and craft.

“Our main focus at this year’s school will be the pupils who have failed their annual examinations and to help the children improve their reading skills. We also want to build on their self-esteem and personal development, so that when they return to school in September, they would be motivated to work to the best of their ability.

The school will also remember the late Danny Scrubb, ex-policeman and accountant, who was the chairperson of the Union Island Support Group London. He was one of the main funders of the past Union Island summer schools. He was also passionate about Union Island’s culture.

“Sadly, Danny passed away last October. He will be remembered for his generosity, commitment and love of the youths on Union Island,” the release said.

The organizers expressed their gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Union Island Support Group London, National Insurance Scheme, Coreas Hazells Inc, Martha and Esther Hutchinson (Canada), Union Island Cultural Association (Canada), Kingstown Co-operative Credit Union, Terrene John and Jean Marc Sallie.