Ro­tary gift for LITE Pri­mary School

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Barbados

© PressReader. All rights reserved.