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McKnight group makes contribution to Irish Town Primary pupils



IPS-60Basseterre, St. Kitts, 22nd September, 2017 ( - The Concerned Citizens for a Better McKnight made its annual presentation to pupils of the Irish Town Primary School in a ceremony held 22nd September, 2017.


Each year, the group makes a presentation of school supplies to pupils of the school. Members of Concerned Citizens for a Better McKnight are all former pupils of the Irish Town Primary School.


This year, Grade 3 pupils each received a back pack containing 3 exercise books, 3 pencils, 3 pens, 1 double sharpener, 1 ruler, 1 pencil case, 1 box crayon, 1 large eraser, 3 pencil top erasers, 2 glue sticks, dictionary and 1 calculator.


Representing the McKnight group was Ken Martin who indicated that the 2017 presentation of supplies marks the seventh presentation of 25 back packs to the school.


During the school’s last graduation ceremony, the group presented the first annual Tripple A Award for Academics, Athletics and Attitude. The gift certificate valued at $700 was presented to Raheem Edwards.


Speaking to the pupils prior to the distribution of the back packs, Carmen Tyson-Ward, also a former pupil of the school, said she was very pleased to make the presentations to the pupils. She encouraged all to study and excel in their school work.


She informed, also, that she taught at the Irish Town Primary School for a decade before moving on to the Teacher’s Training College.


On learning about the intended contribution to the pupils, Principal Avonel Fraites said she was delighted.


She said, “I was most excited, as I am about the children receiving gifts, in the hope that they take the gifts as they are intended, for their use and for their education. It is really to the benefit of the children. I extend appreciation to the members of the Concerned Citizens for a Better McKnight.”


In helping to make the contribution possible, Martin thanked the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance - Customs & Excise Department, George Adams, as well as residents and former residents of McKnight.



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