A gift for Deacons Primary
When Deacons Primary School students return to the classroom on September 7, they will find a new building on the compound.
A spanking new library has been constructed by a private contractor hired by the Urban Development Commission (UDC), as part of the commission’s outreach programme for its 18th anniversary celebrations.
Deputy chairperson of the UDC’s activities committee Jennifer Phillip said the library, requested by a former principal of the school, would be stocked with books donated by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.
“The library gives the children some place to go on mornings or afternoons. As we know, children like to run around but we are focusing on getting children to read. During reading you learn and you can interact in the classroom, once you have that foundation of reading,” she said.
The UDC’s week of activities began on Sunday with a thanksgiving service at Covenant Life Teaching Centre, Green Hill, St Michael and will end with a staff appreciation day on Friday.
The commission’s mission is “to provide services and programmes that would assist in the alleviation of poverty, and to enhance the sustainable quality of life and high standards of living within the urban population”.