Rotary gift for LITE Primary School
CHILDREN AT THE LITE PRIMARY SCHOOL now have even more opportunities to learn as they play, thanks to a donation of books and outdoor equipment from the Rotary Club of Barbados.
The private school, which is located at Flint Hall, Welches, St Michael, caters to children with special needs.
“We are so thankful for the assistance of the Rotary Club today. A lot of persons think that private schools don’t need assistance, but we need all the assistance we can get,” Principal Billboard Murrell said last Wednesday after accepting the donation.
“A lot of the children have learning and reading difficulties and because of that we found that we needed banded books that could cater to the children’s needs.
“We don’t want to give them books that were too easy or were too hard so we had to have books across the spectrum. We couldn’t have done it on our own so we are very thankful. We do a lot of learning through play. Sometimes children would think they are just playing, but more often than not they are learning all the while,” Murrell added. The school has a roll of 52.
President of the Rotary Club of Barbados Shawn Franklin said: “We are pleased to support an institution with a difference, one that has sought to embrace and facilitate learning at all levels. We are pleased to donate these books and this playground to assist children with special needs to fully integrate into the school and to learn as effectively as their typically developed peers. We take this opportunity to continue to wish the principal and management team at LITE continued success in developing this island’s children.”
He added that the Rotary Club was always a big supporter of education in Barbados.
“They are a very deserving school, with great innovative techniques teaching children who are disabled or have slight learning disabilities. It’s a very fantastic concept and one that we fully embrace and that’s why we are doing this presentation. We have an ongoing partnership with the School House of Special Needs.”
Franklin said while The LITE School was relatively new compared to other schools, “they are doing great things so we thought it would be a great idea to give them the support and the encouragement”.
PRESIDENT of the Rotary Club of Barbados, Shawn Franklin (right), making the presentation to staff and students of LITE Primary School last week.