A healthy and tasty treat was served to 40 Class 4 students at Ellerton Primary School this morning.
Shirley Auntie Shirley Evelyn, along with seven helpers, provided breakfast to the youngsters whom she called her “faithful customers”.
“They patronise me very well with the breakfast so I thought that instead of giving them a gift each I would give them a free morning of breakfast. This is the first time I’m doing it and as long as I’m alive and into the business I’ll be doing it for the other Class fours,” she told Barbados TODAY.
She emphasised that breakfast was an important meal and opined that it helped children to learn better.
Evelyn, who has been in business for the past two and a half years, said she was inclined to reach out to others in the community.
“I guess sooner or later I will reach out in the community given my relationship with the young and the very young persons,” she said.
She has two workers and together they start to serve breakfast from 6 until 10 a.m. to both children and adults.
Principal Donna Allman not only thanked Evelyn for the “investment of time and energy into the students”, particularly the Class four children, but she also commended her for the gesture which was also extended to the teachers and other staff members.
The principal also congratulated the businesswoman for her community spirit and for conceptualising the idea which she would like to see continued in the years ahead. (DS)