New play area for Schepmoed Primary School

to benefit Grades 1 – 9 students

― school located in Marrow, East Bank Berbice

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan visited two schools in Berbice where he pledged the support through the Ministry and the Region Six administration for the preparation of a play area for the 21 students and four teachers of the Schepmoed Primary School.

Senior Mistress of the School Grace Wilson and the teachers while thanking Minister Bulkan noted that the play area currently in use is located on the bottom flat of the building which is concrete and out of sight from the teachers.

Bulkan was at the time addressing the students on maintaining the environment, he also donated two bins to the Schepmoed Primary School and four bins to the Assistant Senior Mistress and students of Lighttown Primary School.

Noting that a healthy environment is necessary for plants, trees and humans to develop, grow and thrive Minister Bulkan said, maintaining waste starts with safe and smart management.

The Minister noted too that the donation of waste receptacle is part the Ministry of Communities Green Generation Guyana (3Gs) Programme where students at the Nursery, Primary and Secondary levels are taught to separate waste into organic and inorganic matter to fulfil its Reduce, Recycle and Re-use Programme currently being delivered to schools countrywide.

Meanwhile, Minister Bulkan urged students to pay attention in class, respect teachers and stay in school he also applauded the attendance record of the students that saw some eighteen of the twenty-one students at the school.

He told the students that primary school days will be a part of life that stays with them throughout adulthood therefore he reiterated that the students should make every effort stay in school He added that President David Granger whose advocacy for education encourages citizens to become educated and skilled message to the students would be “to remain in school and educate yourselves so that you can build brighter, smarter and more developed communities for the future.”

So far, the Green Generation Guyana Programme was able to reach more than four thousand students in thirty-five schools across nine of the ten municipalities visited countrywide.

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