Modern Bahamas Book Launch at Walter Parker Primary
By Desiree Joseph
The students and teachers at the Walter Parker Primary School made history on June 12, 2012, when they were one of the first schools on Grand Bahama to be presented with new activity books.
A total of 153 coloring books were given to the school by the Modern Bahamas Enterprise and the event was coordinated and hosted by pastor Eddie Victor and his wife Margo Victor.
The creators of the book, Reverend Patrick and his wife Charlene were also on-hand for the presentation.
The name of the book is the History of the Modern Bahamas and it was designed to introduce and teach children the history of The Bahamas in from 1967 - to the present.
Since it is in the form of a coloring book, it makes learning historical issues such as Majority Rule and Independence easier for the young ones.
Pastor Victor said that Walter Parker Primary was chosen simply because of the high academic standard the school had attained and all of the education achievements they made.
Another special presentation was made to the 2012 graduates of Walter Parker Primary, where they received another book by the Living Waters Assembly.
Margo Victor presented the 137 graduates with The Book of Hope which puts the word of God in a comic book format.
Pastor Victor insists that the children will be more motivated to learn the bible so that way they can better understand their faith.
Angela Burrows, Principal of Walter Parker Primary said that she along with the teachers and administration are very pleased with the books and that they are looking forward to implementing them into the curriculum.
The teachers and students were given an opportunity to preview the book beforehand and after realizing that it was written at such a level where every child was able to understand it, they could not wait to receive their very own copies.
Burrows added, "the book launch was such a success, everything went well and everyone - the students, teachers and myself are really appreciative."
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