Appreciation for Teachers at New Winthorpes Primary School

Teachers at one of the nation’s primary schools were the focus of attention during Teacher Appreciation Day activities held on Wednesday.

The New Winthorpes Primary School collaborated with Sandals Grande Antigua to arrange a special luncheon in honour of the teachers and ancillary staff at the educational institution.

“The teachers at the New Winthorpes Primary School have gone beyond the call of duty to teach and reach the students virtually, during the pandemic,” Principal Chennelle Dowdye said. “During this mentally stressful time, these teachers have sacrificed their time to respond to students’ and parents’ concerns via various social media platforms.” 

She added, “There are some teachers who have even accommodated some parents by teaching their children in the evening, when it was convenient for them. This shows remarkable dedication and love for the job. As the principal of the school, I see it fitting to celebrate and recognise these teachers for their hard work.” 

The educators were also gifted with tokens of appreciation from other members of corporate society. 

Grade Six Teacher, Jahtesha Joseph, commended the principal for the initiative and highlighted the implications of such an event.  “I’m happy teachers are being appreciated while they are still alive,” Joseph said. “This lunch is a way of bringing unity among us.” 

Sandals Resort is resolute in its commitment to giving back to the men and women who are pillars of society. Earlier this month, in recognition of the work done by health care workers, the company awarded complimentary two-night stays, at any Sandals resort of their choice, to 300 members of the medical fraternity across the region.  Thirty of the healthcare workers reside in Antigua and Barbuda. 

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