Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Hundreds snatch up free school supplies

First Prev 1 2 Next Last

Around 400 children took home free school supplies courtesy of a fun day held at Victor Scott Primary School this weekend.

Saturday’s event was hosted by area MP Michael Weeks and his wife Cindy, along with charity One Community Unified.

Charity member Reverend Nick Dill described the event as an incredible success. He said it raised funds for the Pembroke school and also brought the community together.

“We had a trickle of people in the beginning, but people just kept on coming throughout the day,” Rev Dill said. “They came from all across the Island.

“Most were from the Victor Scott area, but we had people from Prospect, Southampton and [The Glebe Road area]. It’s hard to measure the success of events like this, but the children were leaving with smiles on their faces and a little more informed.”

Numerous area groups worked together to make the event a success, he said.

“The Community Action Team and the police were there and being very friendly and helpful. The Pembroke Parish Council was here helping. Everybody was out here doing their part,” he said.

The event was held last year. Organisers then expected around 250 children and were surprised to have around 300 turn out. Children were given goodie bags with school supplies and treats throughout Saturday’s event.

Uniforms and books were raffled off and other school items were offered at a low cost.

“There is clearly a demand for this sort of event,” Rev Dill said. “I think they are more needed for a number of reasons. There has been a sense that the community is very fractured, that it has become a very scary place.

See more on Page 11

A back to school fun day at Victor Scott School hosted by MP Michael Weeks and his wife Cindy was well attended as children of all ages came out and were treated to games, train rides, ice cream and school supplies. (Photo by Tamell Simons)
The Back to School Fun Day at Victor Scott School hosted by MP Michael Weeks and his wife Cindy was well attended as children of all ages came out and were treated to games, train rides, ice cream and school supplies.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published August 30, 2011 at 11:46 am (Updated August 30, 2011 at 11:46 am)

Hundreds snatch up free school supplies

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon