Photos: Elliot Primary Hosts Men’s Reading Day

June 9, 2013 | 15 Comments

Elliot Primary School held their fifth annual 250 Men’s Reading Challenge on Friday [June 7] with fathers, uncles, grandfathers and volunteers spending part of their day reading with the students.

Men and children could be seen all over the school property, with some taking their books and sitting outside to enjoy the day’s weather, while others settled down inside.

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“It was a phenomenal success,” a school spokesperson said. “If you were to see the large crowds of men who swarmed and took over the campus, you would truly be amazed.”

“Fathers, Grandfathers, cousins, uncles, Pastors and volunteers showed up to read with our Primary one through to Primary six students.

“Some of them even bought their own favorite books to read. Everyone was so excited that this great day was finally here.”

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Committee Chairperson, Pauletta Francis, said, “It took months of preparation, but the hard work from the Committee and awesome Elliot Primary team, made the day a very memorable one.

“The main goal was to bring students and their male family members together to enjoy the past time of reading. The goal was definitely achieved.

“It is anticipated that the reading will not be for the one day event, but will become a life-long skill that both students and males engage in everyday,” Ms. Francis continued.

Ms. Francis wanted to thank all the males who came out to support the event and said “We look forward to repeating the initiative again next year with even more support from our community”.

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  1. Mama Jones says:

    this is so hot.

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  2. Kudos to the organizers says:

    These captions are priceless. These children will remember these moments for the rest of their lives.

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  3. Dont_Assume! says:

    What a wonderful event! Its great to see so many images of these dads, granddads, uncles, volunteers etc enjoying some time with the kids in their life. Kudos Elliot Primary! Thank you BERNEWS for sharing this fantastic story.

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  4. blessings says:

    This is great!! Maybe once a month will strengthen the bond. I just love this

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  5. Smh says:

    Amazing story.... It is heart warming to see the male community coming together for the children of Bermuda. No colour, class, race etc just men supporting our children.

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  6. 2013 says:

    This is nice all schools should have this

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  7. Tae says:

    This made my day! loved seeing all these men helping out and reading to the kids!. Great job and would love to see more positive stories like this. :)

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  8. mixitup says:

    I love it! This is what you call family and community.

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  9. Shay Dawn Burgess says:

    Good Day to the Editor of Bernews,
    Firstly, thank you for covering the story for us.
    We sincerely appreciate it.
    We would also like to thank you for the kindness shown to us by your photographer, Mr. Dennis. He was most obliging and patient with the staff and students of Elliot Primary.
    I again want to reiterate what a fantastic medium you are running...It has managed to capture the spirit of Bermuda while staying current with the top news of the day.
    Thank you once again...I wish you continued readership with your readers and look forward to many years of your company providing coverage of all types of news that affect our island.
    With kind regrds,
    Shay Dawn Burgess
    Public Realtions for 250 Men Reading Challenge

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    • Bernews says:

      No problem...we were happy to cover it, it's a really nice event. We look forward to getting an invite next year :-)

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  10. Thinking positive says:

    Well done fellas. Well done Elliot Primary faculty. I love seeing these kinds if programs. . Keep up the good work.

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  11. Pattie says:

    This pictures are so beautiful.

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  12. Shahidah says:

    Oh my gosh, I am over here in California and just bought this up.
    As a grandmother, I want the best for every child, and looking at
    each and every one of these children's faces as these men are helping
    them read bought tears to my eyes for something so positive.
    Elliott School, once again you have done it and I am SO PROUD OF THIS
    SCHOOL, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS ELLIOTT SCHOOL

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  13. Heart warming.. Great to see this happening in our community.

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  14. Island Empress says:

    Great initiative!!! Congrats all. Shout out to my uncle Nibs Lewis and his son LJ pictured above. Reading is fundamental.

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