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Being smart really pays off as evidenced by a handful of students that got the opportunity to get up close and personal with Prince Harry on his recent visit to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II. While thousands of students can say that they saw him, it's those smart kids that can say they spoke to the prince or shook his hand.
Fifteen-year-old Queen's College student, Selandia Toote, was the first person to greet the young royal as soon he disembarked his flight. She was charged with presenting him with a floral bouquet.
The tenth grade student was selected to present the prince with flowers because she got the best grades in the last Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) examinations -- eight A-grades and one B-grade.
Although a simple gesture, that was over in the blink of an eye, it was an honor Selandia said she will never forget.
"When I was told I would see Prince Harry I wasn't sure how to feel. Eventually I was very happy and excited. It was a one in a million experience and I will definitely not forget it. It was very exhilarating," she said. "I was so nervous when he got off the plane because I was tasked to give him flowers and be the first person he met. It didn't sink in how important all of this was until I was there in front of the plane as he was coming down. He told me thank you for the flowers and that he appreciated them. I was then led to the end of a long line of government ministers who were also there to meet and greet the prince. I then got a chance to actually touch the prince as well when he shook my hand. I was so excited."
If she had gotten the opportunity to spend more time with Prince Harry, she said she would have liked to engage him in conversation and take a photograph with him.
Selandia said she would have questioned him on what it was like to be a prince, and whether it was anything like what she reads in stories. Being able to ask him trivial questions about himself like his height and favorite everyday things, she said, would have really made her year.
"I felt that I was special to be able to shake his hand. Few people get that chance to do that or even be in close proximity. I am glad I did so well in my BJCs. I would tell other students to strive to do their best and don't settle. To do above and beyond. Aim for 100 percent and don't waste time. Chances like these don't happen everyday and you never know what opportunities may come your way due to your hard work."
Even though her time with the prince was very brief, she said she still has a story to tell her children and grandchildren in the future.
Anna meets the prince
Forest Heights Academy seventh grade student, Anna Albury truly knows the value of working hard and seeing it pay off. The blind 12-year-old who was named the 2011 primary school student of the year, not only spoke at a youth rally in honor of Prince Harry, but unlike Selandia, she got to sit and have a conversation with him as well. She said the experience was remarkable and anticipated she would never forget her moments with the prince.
"At first when I was told I would meet the prince it was so overwhelming. My mom and dad just came home one day and told me I may want to sit down to hear what they had to say. She then told me I would be speaking at a youth rally in New Providence in a month or so. I was excited about that but then when she told me it would be in front of Prince Harry as well, I was overjoyed."
She said she prepared to speak to the thousands that would be in the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium for weeks. Her excitement increased when she was informed that there was a chance the prince would sit in the same row she would sit in at the rally. It wasn't until she was on the stage and sat down that she realized Prince Harry was sitting right next to her.
"It was so exciting. What I will remember the most is about how genuine Prince Harry really was. He was not stuffy or just being polite. He really was interested in talking to me about myself and finding out a bit about my life. It was so interesting. He could've just sat there and said nothing and he didn't even have to stand up to greet me. But he did and it was so amazing. Although I couldn't see him I could tell so much about him from those few moments. He's tall, kind and a genuinely nice person. I will truly never forget my time with the prince."
The most special thing of all to young Anna was that Prince Harry congratulated her after her five-minute speech. After he gave his, he turned to her and asked her opinion on his two-minute performance as well. It was a small moment that may not have meant a lot to other people but it meant the world to her.
"I am so glad I worked so hard in school. If I hadn't done so well I would not have been there on the stage next to Prince Harry. Because of this wonderful experience I would definitely tell other students to stay in school, further their education and those who have disabilities don't let them hold you back. Challenges and obstacles will come but be determined to overcome them, she said.
And true to fashion like most young girls who at some point or other all believe in fairytales, Anna said she playfully entertained thoughts of being whisked away and marrying Prince Harry.
J'Quianne gets a once-in-a-lifetime experience
J'Quianne Lowe, an eleventh grade student from San Salvador High School only expected to get a far-off glance of Prince Harry. An hour before the youth rally she was informed that Prince Harry at one point would sit next to her in the bleachers.
"I didn't expect to be able to experience seeing the prince like that at all. Not many people can say the prince sat next to them and spoke to them for a while. spoke to me and a few other students about things that interested him. He told me about his favorite sport -- polo, and asked me about our athletes and things we do. He spoke about his trip to Eleuthera and how nice he thought the Bahamian people were. It was nice."
The "well-rounded" student who represented her school, said her trip New Providence was half paid for by her school said she was glad she made the trip to the capital.
"I was so happy. I will not forget this," said J'Quianne.
The Israeli firm tasked with revamping New Providence's water system will also finance a water efficiency educational program for primary schools.
While the level of investment is unclear, this collaboration with the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) is expected to pay dividends in the long-term conservation of the precious resource.
Glen Laville, the managing director at WSC, said officials from Miya should be on the ground within the next 60 days.
The educational program will be organized in tandem with a baseline survey of the local water system to determine areas of excavation.
"This involves going into schools, water conservation and water efficiency," he said. "It will involve the training of stuff and then students. The focus is on community awareness. Once you have students taking the principles on board, they bring it to the houses."
Miya, part of The Arison Group, signed a $83 million contract with WSC last week. Laville told Guardian Business that Miya is not contractually required to finance the educational campaign, although the company insisted on providing the service.
"That is an added plus for us," Laville added.
WSC hired Miya through a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.
The Israeli company, owned by the daughter of the late Ted Arison, has been hired to reduce the island's rampant water leakages by 50 percent over the next five years.
It is estimated that the company loses $16 million each year through leakages.
In a document obtained by Guardian Business, WSC and Miya have already laid out plans behind the conservation campaign.
The Water Efficiency Educational Module for primary schools is intended to be a holistic and environmentally responsible response to water shortages in the country.
"As well as being environmentally responsible, reducing demands through improving customer water efficiency is generally a far more cost-effective choice," the document read. "What's more, unlike infrastructure expansion projects, water efficiency programs are flexible - they can be 'ramped up' or 'slowed down' if budgets demand projections change."
Like the physical works themselves, the focus of the campaign is to reduce losses in the distribution system.
Installing water-efficient residential fixtures and appliances, and converting water-intensive industrial and commercial processes to water-neutral processes is also an objective of the program.
Other objectives of the educational campaign are to create employment opportunities and skills transfer, establish a partnership between WSC and the community and encourage responsibility for water infrastructure.
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Minister for Grand Bahama, the Honourable Dr. Michael Darville on Monday pledged his Ministry's support for the upcoming 3rd Annual Grand Bahama Shipyard Fishing Tournament scheduled for 6th April at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
In announcing his Ministry's support of the tourney, Dr. Darville said he was pleased to participate in any event whose primary function is to assist the young people of our nation. He took note of the fact that proceeds from the event will benefit the Bartlett Hill Primary School, Martin Town Primary School and Holmes Rock Primary.
During last year's event, some $40,000.00 were raised which benefited schools in east Grand Bahama. Organizers say participation in the 2013 event has already exceeded 2012 figures and forecasted that some $60,000.00 will be raised for schools in west Grand Bahama.
Pictured left to right seated are Mark Wilson, G.B. Shipyard; Ed Pavey, Director; Minister Darville and Creighton Moxey, Tournament Coordinator. (BIS PHOTO/VANDYKE HEPBURN)
Nassau, Bahamas - Teachers and Students from Grand
Bahama's Barlett Hill Primary School pose with Governor General Sir Arthur
Foulkes (seated, front row), in the Ball Room at Government House during a
courtesy call, on March 23rd, 2012...
Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas - Enclosed are photos during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications for the Abaco community, at
the Central Abaco Primary School, in Dundas Town.
Teacher and writer
Enzil Cooper performed his original piece "The Dilly Tree Meeting,"
during the recent and scored a 94 for
his dramatic work.
Also featured were local resident duets and soloists, the New Entry Band, and
Fox Town Primary School students...
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebrations recently with a Founder's Day assembly honoring their founder E. P. Taylor.
"We have put a lot of work into the celebration of our 50th year," said Stacey Bobo, school principal. "It seemed fitting to start at the beginning with our founder E. P. Taylor. We wanted to learn as much about him as possible and we wanted to be sure that our students understood that Taylor really was a visionary and that we, as a school, are here because of him."
E. P. Taylor, the original developer behind Lyford Cay, founded the Lyford Cay School in 1962 to provide a good education to the children of his staff. The school opened its doors with nine students and two teachers, and today, 50 years later, has a student enrolment of 345 students with a faculty of more than 70.
The Founder's Day service honored past alumni and brought the exciting story of E. P. Taylor's life to everyone gathered.
"We learned as much as we could about E. P. Taylor, through contacts with his family members, friends and those who know him in the Lyford Cay community. We read his biography by Richard Rohmer, interviewed people who knew him or worked for him and spoke to his family members," said Rebecca Massey, development coordinator who is responsible for the anniversary celebrations. "And once we felt as if we knew him, one of our staff members, Amy Lupu, wrote a play about his life. Our music department put that play to music and our students were able to learn about an amazing man in a unique way."
Through the play, students, parents and alumni learned about Taylor's unstoppable work ethic, his risk-taking and, above all, his vision. It was Taylor's foresight that transformed Lyford Cay from a swamp into a thriving community complete with a school and a church.
Taylor found success at almost every turn in his life. He was the owner of Windfields Farms, responsible for producing some of the elite racehorses of his time including Northern Dancer, winner of the 1964 Kentucky Derby and the most successful sire in racing horse history. In fact the school uniforms at LCIS are modeled after the gold and turquoise worn by his jockeys at Windfields. Attendees at the assembly were reminded of that connection as LCIS students recreated Northern Dancer's Kentucky Derby win, complete with hobby horses, original commentary of the race and one lucky student wearing the original Windfields racing silk.
"We have established a great relationship with Taylor's family," said Massey. "We were so honored that his family agreed to lend us the racing silks as part of our celebration this year."
LCIS also celebrated the alumni of their school with special focus on one of the original members of the 1962 class, Patricia Leonard. She later visited the grade one students at LCIS and talked to them about the differences between attending LCIS in 1962 and 2012.
"We receive an amazing amount of support from our alumni," said Massey. "We are in contact with many alumni and we keep them informed about goings on within the school. And with this being our 50th year we are reaching out even more."
There are presently 10 alumni parents of current students at LCIS.
"It is wonderful to see alumni bring their children to LCIS and that they are so eager to become involved with the school," said Massey. "At LCIS we really are a large family."
LCIS has come a long way since 1962. The school has been transformed from a small, community school to an education facility accredited by the Council of International Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization to teach the Diploma Years Program, Middle Years Program and the Primary Years Program. LCIS is one of only 185 schools from around the world authorized to offer all three IB curriculum frameworks.
While managing its growth, both educationally and in size, LCIS remains a community resource and family friendly school. The student body is diverse, representing approximately 24 different countries (40 percent of the students are Bahamian). The school also benefits from an experienced and diverse teaching and administrative staff. LCIS endeavors to create an atmosphere in which understanding of the world amongst diverse nationalities can be achieved. Their students are provided the opportunities and resources to become cross-cultural and lifelong learners, and internationally minded citizens. It has developed into a school that E.P.Taylor would have been proud to have started.
Lyford Cay International School is one of less than 200 schools worldwide that is a fully accredited IB school. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. For more information on LCIS please visit www.lcis.bs.
Olympian Frank Rutherford returned to his "old stomping ground" L.W. Young Junior High School yesterday, offering words of encouragement to the student body.
Rutherford recalled the days, during assembly meetings, when then vice principal Amy Ashwood would say to the school, "Eagles reach for the stars." According to Rutherford, this phrase and the many challenges to Fred Munnings, his teacher at the time, pushed him towards greatness. Rutherford was the first Bahamian to win a medal in athletics at the Olympic level. The former national record holder in the triple jump, Rutherford, soared 17.28 meters for the bronze in the event that saw a new Olympic record set, by American Mike Conley.
"A lot of things in my life did not happen by an accident, and me coming to speak here to the student body, and not even knowing that today is World's Teachers Day, is another landmark for me in my life," said Rutherford. "Boys and girls, Eagles, it is simple. My name is Frank Rutherford Jr., I attended L.W. Young as a seventh grader in 1976. That seems like a long time, but listen to me very carefully, ever since I walked through those doors, the Eagles' nest was the incubator. I can always remember the vice principal, her name was Amy Ashwood. If it weren't for the teachers at L.W. Young, I would not be who I am today.
"This school is an extension of my family. It defines me and gave me the blueprint to success. It uplifted my understanding and creativity. It challenged me academically, and pushing me towards greatness were the teachers. In fact, one of my teachers is still here, and it brought joy to my heart. The one phrase that always stuck in my head was from Amy Ashwood, 'Eagles reach for the stars, and the worst case scenario you will be in the clouds.' That is stuck in my head even now, at the age of 48. That one phrase and that one challenge from Freddie Munnings were all helpful."
Rutherford said Eagles country will always have a special place in his heart. He, along with Evon Wisdom, head of the Sports Unit in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, encouraged the students to support Bahamians.
Wisdom said: "Bahamians have this thing where we do not appreciate what is ours. We love 'foreign'. I just came back from Cuba with the minister of youth, sports and culture and everywhere they can hang a picture of a hero of Cuba, they did. We walked into a gymnastics school and the children were able to tell us all of their national heroes. This gentleman walked in here, and you couldn't say who he was. An interesting fact about him is he went to L.W. Young. We have gems, diamonds, superstars, our own Lebron James, and we don't pay homage to them. We are going to do that this morning."
Wisdom revealed that a triple jump pit would be placed in one of the primary schools in New Providence in the upcoming months. He is expecting more pits and other training facilities to be built in more schools.
Kemp Road is a main thoroughfare that stretches from Shirley Street to Wulff Road. It comprises of a diverse group of people and many children reside on this road and the accompanying side streets. A lot of the children in this area attend Uriah McPhee Primary School, Claridge Primary, C.I. Gibson High School and L.W. Young Junior High School.
Students can be seen daily traversing to and from school. They walk Kemp Road going to and from school and in many instances they have to negotiate their paths amid an abundance of traffic. But where are the sidewalks in Kemp Road? Where is the safety net? We are playing a dangerous game with our children's lives.
Additionally, two pedestrian street lights are needed at the intersection of Kemp Road and Parkgate Roads. This will assist in the safe passage of children walking in either direction.
I think it is a miracle, given the reckless driving behavior of our motoring public that children in this area have not been the victims of many severe traffic accidents. I am calling on the minister of public works and transport to please look into this urgent matter and bring safety to the pedestrian traffic on Kemp Road.
- Dehavilland Moss
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police wish to inform the public that 12 year old WENDRIKO KERR of
FAITHWAY off MALCOLM ALLOTMENT has been located. The Mable Walker
Primary School student was located around 9:00 am on Friday 16th March,
2012 in Southwestern New Providence in good health. Active police
Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a man responsible for a stabbing.
The incident reportedly occurred around 7:00 pm on Friday 16th March,
2012. Initial police reports indicate that the victim, a 47 year old
Police are investigating a traffic accident in Long Island that has left the driver of a four (4) door Toyota vehicle dead...
By JEFFARAH GIBSON and ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporters
IMAGINATIVE PRIMARY School students of various ages gathered all the recyclable items they could possibly find, whether it is was soda cans, paper, plastic, or cloth, and displayed their creativity at an exhibition that took place last week April 11-15 at the Mall at Marathon.
From the scraps of materials salvaged, these students made creations of some of the most beautiful art pieces to compete in the Ministry of Education's 13th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition for Primary Schools under the theme Creating Art Through Recycling.
This year, eighteen schools entered their pieces in the show to become the winners of art showcase. S ...
She may be blind, but she is definitely not disadvantaged. And she encouraged thousands of her peers to pursue their dreams at a national youth rally in honor of Prince Harry's visit to The Bahamas, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II.
"With the support of my parents, teachers and friends, and from my own determination and aspirations, I have put my best effort in all ventures and assigned tasks," said Anna, who has been blind since birth, at the rally at the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Anna, a native of Abaco, who was named Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year for 2011, encouraged the 11,000 students in the stadium to commit to pursuing their dreams, even though they may face struggles or difficulties.
"Challenges and obstacles will come, but be determined to rise and overcome them. The world is our stage and we must be significant players on it," said the seventh-grade student at Forest Heights Academy.
Like other countries, she said negative behavior, poor attitudes and criminal activity are elements of the Bahamian society, but Anna told them that they all had to be willing to change it, and that change would begin with each one of them.
"We are displaying a rainbow of different uniforms, but we celebrate as one people, one country, one Bahamas. As we compete globally in the various arenas, let us remember to stay close to God our sovereign leader. Let us show love and unity. Remember Bahamians, we hold our country's future in our hands. My fellow artistic and progressive youth, let us pray for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and all members of the royal family, that God would continue to sustain and keep them safe in all their undertakings. Let us likewise hold high, the high standards of our beloved Bahamas," she said.
She told her peers that they should work diligently, to be patriotic, loyal, show integrity and commitment to bring an important part of the global village, and that as a country, the youth should move forward, upward, onward and together.
In his own speech, Prince Harry told the children that they looked "smart" and that by taking part in the national youth rally they promoted admirable moral, social and patriotic values.
"The Queen would be delighted by this, and on her behalf I congratulate you all in Her Majesty's jubilee year. The young people of The Bahamas are living up to the country's motto -- forward, upward, onward, together," he said.
Anna, who sat next to the prince on the platform at the rally, also got the opportunity to chat with him during the ceremony. After her speech, she said he told her "well done".
Britain's Prince Harry sat with students at a youth rally at the new national stadium, met with youth leaders at a luncheon at Cable Beach and later expressed gratitude to officers and marines at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base at Coral Harbour before departing The Bahamas for Jamaica.
His morning stop was the youth rally, attended by nearly 12,000 students.
"In being here, taking part in a national youth rally, each and every one of you is promoting admirable moral, social and patriotic values; basically you are doing your country proud and damn, you look smart," said Prince Harry at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
He continued, "In Her Majesty's jubilee year, it is clear to me that the young people in The Bahamas are living up to the country's motto - forward, upward, onward, together."
Prince Harry left The Bahamas yesterday at 3:15 p.m. on his way to Jamaica and then Brazil.
He is on a tour of several Commonwealth nations to commemorate the 60-year reign of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Bahamas was the second country Prince Harry visited on his tour. Belize was the first.
He arrived in New Providence on Saturday night.
"I know Her Majesty would wish me to extend her personal encouragement to you all in your endeavors whether they be in education, civic and community activities or in the sporting arena," Prince Harry told the students.
"You are a magnificent spectacle formed up in this new stadium, in this glowing Bahamian morning."
Along with four Family Islands schools, and nearly 13 youth organizations, nearly all of the schools on New Providence were represented.
The prince drew rave applause as he climbed the stadium stairs to sit amongst students of Old Bight High School in Cat Island to watch the cultural extravaganza.
Students who met the prince, in the stands and elsewhere yesterday, said it will be a day they will never forget.
Isaac Petit, head boy at A.F. Adderley Junior High School, who also spoke during the ceremony, said meeting the prince was 'awesome'.
"He gave me a handshake and I don't think I'll ever wash this hand again," he said.
Anna Albury, primary school student of the year, who also sat next to the prince during the official ceremony and spoke at the event, said meeting the prince was exciting.
"Oh my gosh, it felt amazing," she gushed to reporters.
Albury, who is blind, is a student of Forest Heights Academy in Abaco.
As noted, the prince also held a luncheon with youth leaders at Sheraton Nassau Resort and attended a ceremony at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base, commemorating his visit to The Bahamas.
"You are a credit to your nation," he told the officers. "All Bahamians are proud of you. We salute you, as does our Queen."
THE first of three performances of "Broadway over Queen's, Act II" was held last night at Queen's College's Geoffrey Brown Auditorium.
The performance featured students from both the primary and senior sections of the school, who sang and danced to some of the most popular, moving and memorable pieces from a number of the most beloved Broadway shows.
The performance was described by a member of the audience as a "wonderful, entertaining and educational" way to spend an evening with the entire family, and Queen's College said the series is a rare opportunity for the public to join in and experience Broadway without leaving the Bahamas.
The pieces are drawn from we ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are requesting
the public's assistance in locating
12 year old WENDRIKO KERR of
FAITHWAY off MALCOLM ALLOTMENT.
WENDRIKO is a student of Mable Walker Primary School and was last seen
on Thursday 15th March, 2012 around 3:30 pm on Tonique Williams Darling
Highway wearing his school uniform.
At present a photo of the missing boy is unavailable. Police will issue a photo at the earliest opportunity...
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival continues in Grand Bahama at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
Freeport Primary School students Neijah Darling
(left) and Khadijah Rahming perform a drama characterisation about getting
their voter's card, during the Festival's Grand
Bahama Adjudications in Freeport, March 8, 2012.
Khadijah got her biggest laugh from the audience when she said she was
supporting the PIP - "Party In Power"...
BAHAMAS Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson yesterday confirmed that the union planned to file charges against a security guard at Stephen Dillet Primary.
After more than a week of disruptions at Stephen Dillet and Uriah McPhee primary schools, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald assured parents and teachers yesterday that there is no "threat to their health and safety".
Officials from the Ministry of Education, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) toured both schools, along with the minister.
Fitzgerald said with the exception of cleaning the vents, which is ongoing, work at both schools has been completed.
"We expect by the end of this week or next week Monday to inspect the duct work, and to make sure that the air conditioning system is working as it is now," Fitzgerald told administrators and PTA officials at Stephen Dillet Primary School.
"This school has been functioning from last Wednesday... The same thing applies for Uriah McPhee.
There has been significant unrest at both schools in recent, as the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) pressed the ministry to fix deficiencies at the institutions. BUT President Belinda Wilson claimed the schools also have mold, and rodent and termite infestation.
Goodwill seems to have broken down between Fitzgerald and Wilson. The two speak to each other through the media.
Public school teachers in the Family Islands were told over the weekend by the BUT to be on "alert". The message was sent to teachers in an email. However, the email did not say if teachers would take further action after weeks of industrial unrest in New Providence.
"There are many issues that are negatively affecting our teachers and the schools that are not being addressed," said the union.
"Teachers are being threatened, class sizes are very large, teacher shortages, unhealthy and unsafe working environments, millions of dollars owed to teachers and much more."
The Ministry of Education must admit there were problems at the schools, as it has spent thousands of dollars trying to fix these problems after the union raised them. The teachers should acknowledge that the ministry has done something to address at least some of their concerns. As we have said before, the two sides now need to sit and work, in good faith, to remedy the other concerns where common agreement can be reached.
The events at these schools over the last few weeks have disrupted the educations of the children attending these schools. Further unrest will further harm our children.
The minister and his officers should always have the humility to listen to the concerns of teachers and work to remedy them without the teachers having to stage demonstrations. Similarly, the teachers should always be will to seek audience behind closed doors before creating a public fuss. Something has broken down in this relationship on one or both sides. Maybe a senior member of government should intervene to assist the minister before this relatively small dispute gets out of hand.
Tonight Queen's College will put on the second of three performances of "Broadway Over Queen's Act II".
The Queen's College Players, featuring students from Q.C.'s primary and high schools, will sing and dance to some of the most popular, moving and memorable pieces from a number of the most beloved Broadway shows. The first of the three shows was last night at 7:30 p.m. The third show will be on Saturday night.
"This is a wonderful, entertaining and educational way to spend an evening with the entire family, including grandparents, aunts and uncles," said Q.C. in a press release. "Here is an opportunity for you to join in and to experience Broadway without leaving the island."
A few of the pieces in the show this year are drawn from well-known musicals such as "Dreamgirls", "Sweeney Todd", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Hairspray". The show will feature the talents of Shaun Thompson ("Home"), Osano Neeley ("The Impossible Dream"), Patacia Rodriguez ("And I am Telling You") and Shantwon Martin ("Bui Doi"), as well as other stirring performances by members of the school's talented cast of singers and dancers.
The production, directed by Greg Deane, a teacher, Queen's College alumnus and veteran of the Dundas stage, also showcases the talent of well-known dancer and choreographer Lawarence Carroll.
"We are proud to have Everlast Productions as one of our principal sponsors this year," said Q.C.
Performances will be held in the Geoffrey Brown Auditorium on the school's campus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and under and they are available at the school's high and primary school offices.
A TEAM of paramedics gave third and fourth graders at Centreville Primary School a lesson in how to respond if ever they find themselves in an emergency situation.
Members of Doctors Hospital's Emergency Transport Services Department provided students participating in the hospital's eight-week Health and Wellness education initiative with a visual demonstration and lecture on emergency preparation and safety awareness.
The students and some parents learned about the paramedics' critical role in responding to emergency calls and transporting patients in an ambulance, and were also taught about vital signs like heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, breathing and oxygen saturation ...