Davis Elementary celebrates Family Fun Day
Staff and families of students at Davis Elementary turned out at the Carbonear school Saturday, June 18 for a final celebration of their year full of fun.
The Family Fun Day wrapped up the Family Fun program held at the school this year.
The program was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Fund.
The grant was used to bring parents and their children together one Friday night each month to spend time together getting active, playing games, or learning about issues like cyber-bullying and nutrition.
During the June 18 Family Fun Day students had a chance to dunk their favourite teacher or Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA, Jerome Kennedy. They also bounced around the bouncy castle from Earle’s Riding Horses; had their faces painted and enjoyed magic tricks performed by Mark Bailey, a magician based out of St. John’s.
Thanks to donations from local businesses, two families will kickstart their summer with a summer prize pack including a night at the Super8 Hotel along with meals and a gas card to get them there.
Created and organized by a committee of teachers and parents from the school, Kathy Bishop said the program, “provided a wonderful opportunity to bring parents, children, schools and the entire community together.”
The spokeswoman for the group concluded, “it is hoped that parents and community members will continue with a similar program in the upcoming school year.”
Emma Cleary tries her luck at
throwing a ball at the dunk tank during Family Fun Day
at Davis Elementary. Alyssa Butt has her face painted by Melanie Bishop during Family Fun Day at Davis Elementary, Carbonear on Saturday, June 18.
Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy holds on for dear life, while participants in the Family Fun Day at Davis Elementary attempt to dunk the Minister of Health and Community Services. Fred Earle can be seen at far right holding the end of the rope.