Parents and infants attending the SPICES Centre in the capital Roseau had their product on display at the school on Monday, as the Centre observed OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) Day in their own unique way.
The school’s 30 children and their parents – divided into nine groups - worked to give proper visual representation to the countries of the OECS.
Their efforts received Head of State attention – President Nicholas Liverpool visited the school for a first hand look at the end result.
“The objective is really to get the families to work together, and to help build that stronger bond among the children and the parents of the different families,” School principal Constance Norris explained.
“It was also to get them a little more knowledgeable of the OECS,” She added.
SPICE Centre staff say the Open Day activity was intended to encourage families to actively engage in the education process at home.
“The discussions and lessons around this special grouping within the Caribbean Region has indeed captured the interest of students as they are better able to call these countries by name, identify the flags of the different islands among other things,” Norris said.
The Open Day also carried a voting aspect, with visitors urged to help judge which of the islands was best featured in terms of presentation and creativity.
Individual parent/student groups dealt with the island assigned them.
The nine featured are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
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