Davis El­e­men­tary cel­e­brates Fam­ily Fun Day

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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