Mr. Lucius Doxerie and his colleague visited F.A.P.S to speak about the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) on November 21, 2018. A very informative and interactive session which left everyone reassured that measures are in place to educate, prepare and respond in the event of a disaster.
For years, visitors have passed by in busses, taking pictures and on many occasions given waves and smiles as they commute to Sky Rides, Fond La Ti Sab and other tourist destinations in the area. On November 16, 2018, thanks to Cox and Company, all this changed. Arrangements are in place for tourists to visit the school, learn about our culture and education system, engage in the school greenhouse and interact with selected students who host the visiting group. A very authentic learning experience for students of Grade 3 and loads of entertainment for their guests.
November 6th marked the launching of Mathematics month at F.A.P.S under the theme, “Fostering Creative Thinking Through Mathematics and Music”. Along with the usual planned activities (Sudoku puzzles, Parade, Board games and Brain teasers), lots of excitement was centered a ConquerMath competition (an online math software made available to the students) courtesy of the Gamma Learning Institute. To top things off, students enjoyed receiving information via math jingles and songs throughout the assembly.
Thanks to Hands Across the Sea, in collaboration with the Make it Happen Foundation and the office of Duboulay and Chastanet, a long awaited shipment of reading books and related resources finally arrived at the school. Student librarians and other volunteers participated in the entire process; carrying, unpacking, stamping, sorting and packing the books on shelves.
F.A.P.S. students and teachers played their part in the battle against cancer by making a donation to Faces of Cancer and presenting a card to lift the spirits of those who are affected by the disease. A touching gesture on November 24th, 2018. In exchange, the students were exposed to a definition of cancer, its causes, how it is treated and measures to try to avoid cancer. Altogether, a very informative session, by Ms. Dorothy Philip (President – Faces of Cancer) and Mary Popo with colleague (Lion’s Club).
Worthy of mention, Ms. Ronelle Biscombe (teacher at F.A.P.S) for her efforts in coordinating the session.
Our gratitude goes out to a new friend of F.A.P.S in the person of Mrs. Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet and the Make it Happen Foundation. The name says it all. Through their generous donation, the long awaited Reading Room is now furnished with shelves and arrangements to clear the shipment from books sent from Hands Across the Sea, are in progress. A proud moment for her – watching and talking to students as they enjoy reading for pleasure on November 1st, 2018.
Jason Joseph, also known as Bachelor, shared cultural music and knowledge with the students of F.A.P.S as part of Jounen Kweyol celebrations. He spoke on the categories of folk music and played popular songs from each. October 24th, 2018 marked a memorable and interactive session. Students and teachers sang along and even had an opportunity to dance!