Students pass through intervention programme

| 15/06/2014

(CNS): A dozen young people received awards and commendations from the premier last week when he handed out the certificates to the students who were part of specialist programme at St. George’s Anglican Church. One of the volunteers on the Positive Intervention Now programme Alden McLaughlin congratulatedthe young people and encouraged them to carry on the good work. Danielle Bryan was the Overall Student winner in the project which helps vulnerable year 6 students prepare for the transition from primary to high school. The PIN after school programme caters to George Town Primary students as that is the catchment area of the church.

Students are identified for the programme by the school’s principal and counsellor for intervention. Students receive attention, instruction, guidance and positive reinforcement to help them gain the skills, knowledge and motivation they need to fulfil their potential. It runs three afternoons per week and volunteers from the church, businesses and community work with students in areas ranging from academics to the arts, etiquette and spiritual and character development.

Officials said the aim is to help the children discover new interests by exposing them to a variety of areas including social, cultural, historical, environmental and technical. Parents also commit to participate in parenting sessions aimed at further enhancing their skills and support.

All students taking part received certificates and McLaughlin also received a certificate, along with other sponsors and volunteers, for his work with the students over several years.
The next PIN programme begins in October. Those who would like to volunteer or make donations can call 926-1511 or 916-8522 or email PIN@candw.ky.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    separation of church and state please.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman does not have the intellectual power to divorce itself from the fairy tales that adults use to keep thier children to behave.

      I see it so often,  an intellectual family that can communicate and express themselves does not need religion, a familty that has a father figure with poor communications skills sends thier children to church and the father and the mother have purchased a 24/7 daycare/club for 10% of their salary.