On Friday, December 7, 2007, children
of Society Primary received decorated shoeboxes filled with
toys and other goodies from the United Caribbean Trust, and
were treated to a short programme put on by the ISCF (Inter-school
Christian Fellowship). Students of various primary schools as,
part of the UCT’s ‘shoebox’ project prepared
these gifts. Wibisco also provided refreshments.
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The United Caribbean Trust has
adopted the Society School. Jenny Tryhane noted how Society
Primary holds a special place in her heart since she attended
the Codrington school which is located next to the Society Primary.
Heather, the ISCF Leader, who attended the Society School, also
shared this sentiment. Although they would not have had the
opportunity to meet and interact while going to school, Tryhane
announced that being able to meet with Heather and plan activities
for the school was a blessing to her.
Tryhane also mentioned that the
projects the Trust undertake do more than just charity but they
also bridge the gap between the races, the rich and poor, as
well as bridge the gap between the youth and elderly. She also
stated that partnering with the youth organisations under the
‘Imagine Me’ project has provided
the human resources needed to complete the projects such as
the upcoming projects for the Society School.
The first project proposed by Tryhane is to paint the school
during the summer vacation next year. To aid this project,
Tryhane is also appealing for public donations of paint and
tools. She said, “ We want to make this hall a beautiful
hall for you. We want to paint the hall and all the classes
as well. We will appeal for the public’s help. We will
need some paint. We have lots of young people who will work
on this project. When you return to school afterwards we want
you to have a beautiful society.”
Cliston Burke, principal of Society Primary thanked
the United Caribbean Trust for the gifts and also assured the Trust
that he will support them whenever the opportunity arises. In his
closing remarks he said, “ I wish express thanks to Jenny
and the Trust for their involvement in such a worthwhile programme
as the shoebox project. We are thankful for those who donated gifts
to the children. We are sure that the promises made to have the
school spruced up will happen and are boys and girls will have a
brighter environment to work in“.
He also acknowledged the importance of the projects
promoted by the Trust in building the character and morals of the
children. He said, “ We also appreciate the work done by the
United Caribbean Trust in building up the moral fibre of the children
of Barbados which is something we cannot neglect in these days in
which we live in. I trust that this will be the foundation for them
to develop good character and help in their upbringing. We certainly
look forward to working with this organisation and we thank the
media for covering this event.”
Society Primary School is one of the Educational
Institutions constructed on two large sugar Plantations owned by
a wealthy sugar planter called Christopher Codrington 111. He inherited
this fortune from his father and grandfather Christopher Codrington
1 and 11. Society Primary School does not have an origin of its
own but its history is intrinsically rooted in the history of the
"This is the most exciting thing I've seen
for kids in years and I've worked in children's ministries for 30
years." Ann Bailey, Children's Ministry Director, First Presbyterian
"Kids' EE is an exciting,
productive program. It's having an impact on the children.
Their prayer life is just wonderful. The kids are praying
for those they are going to witness to and for each other,"
Maxine Van Middendorp, First Reformed Church, Sioux Center.