Photos: St. George’s Students Celebrate Heritage

May 26, 2015

The children of St. George’s Prep enjoyed a fun-packed day on May 22, with both St. George’s Preparatory and East End Primary schools engaged in major events all day.

St. George’s Preschool was in attendance at both of the performances put on in King’s Square, including one by East End Primary and another at the Mini Ag Show held at St. George’s Preparatory school.

At St. George’s Prep, the day started with a “Muffins for Mom” event held by the PTA to celebrate and thank the special ladies in the lives of children. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters came out in droves to show support of the youngsters.


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Members of the PTA executive were present both to serve the guests and to preside over the raffle that followed.

The raffle raised more than $12,000, minus $3,000 for expenses, for the school, some of which will be used to create a reading garden. The child that sold the most tickets – more than 500 – was Jannis Roberts, followed by Skyler O’Connor and Tesai Butterfield, with the winning class selling 565 tickets. The top prizes included a $500 BELCO voucher and a motorbike valued at over $2,000.

The raffle was supported by Grotto Bay Hotel, CoffeeWorks, World Distributors, The St. George’s Club, Rubis, BELCO, Frameworks, CableVision, MarketPlace, and Masterworks.

After assembly, the children enjoyed the many exhibits entered for the school’s Mini Ag Show. Categories mimicked those of the main Ag Show and included baked goods, vegetables that had been grown by the children and their families, recycled critters, plants and flowers, cedar work, and pets. The teachers even participated by entering their vinyl art, up-cycled LP records turned in object d’arts.

Later on in the morning, the excitement continued with the arrival of baby farm animals from the local farm run by Mr. Almeida. His twin daughters who attend the school, Alexis and Abbey, ably assisted him. After lunch the festivities continued with special snow cone treats, cotton candy and the arrival of a gigantic bouncy slide.

The East End children participated in a whole school performance on the King’s Square celebrating various aspects of Bermuda’s cultural heritage in anticipation of the forthcoming May 24 event. Skits, poems, songs and dances were presented. The MC of the day, son of local businessman Mr. Smith [Artmels] kept everyone entertained with his lively chatter.

The highlights of the festivities included a Maypole dance presented by the younger children, the dancerette girls from primary five and six and the upper school Gombey troupe. The performance on the square was followed by a special luncheon held in honour of recent retiree and long serving school secretary Connie Francis.

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