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Ivor Walters Primary School, as part of its Effective Schools Framework- Child Friendly School Initiative Presented its Ist Annual Anti-Bullying Competitions Held 26th October in the School’s Hall

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Photo Caption: Combination of pictures from the Ivor Walters Primary School Anti-Bullying Competition, (designed by SKN PULSE Creatives)

By: Staff Writer

Stop the Bullying. It blows your mind. Live Love and Shine.

Bullying is bad, it makes people sad.

Students and teachers of the Ivor Walters Primary School know that education is absolutely vital, however they are very cognisant of threats students may face and so for Bullying Week they penned a theme: “Together we Stand Against Bullying,” and hosted the 1st Annual Anti-Bullying Competition on Friday 26 October which sought to bring Awareness to the effects of bullying while encouraging Love, Peace and Goodwill.

The Competition formed part of the Ivor Walters Primary School Effective Schools Framework – A Child Friendly School Initiative.

Prior to start of the competition, the school welcomed Deputy Governor General, Her Honour, Hyleta Liburd. Principal, Mrs. Janice Whittaker Richards gave brief remarks and rendered a special prayer. This was followed by remarks from Mr. Dwayne Hendrickson of the Youth and Sports Department, who gave brief remarks about the effects of bullying.

Guidance Counselor and event coordinator, Mrs. Shevonne Lowe gave an overview of the week’s events at the school which included a staff session hosted by Mr. Lydon David – Superintendent of Police, (Nevis Division) and Constable Cleon Michael. Mrs. Lowe expressed thanks to platinum, gold and bronze sponsors for their contributions and used the opportunity to introduce the judges.

Chairperson for the event, Mrs. Govannie Hendrickson then had representatives from each class pick their respective performance number.

Through a combination of song, dance and skit, classes vied for the Anti-bullying Dramatic Presentation Award. Students participated in the Anti-bullying Slogan Competition, Anti-bullying Change Negative to Positive Word Acronym Contest and the Anti-bullying Artistic Collage depicting the effects of Bullying.

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Throughout the competition there were a few surprises. Popular local artiste, Delly Ranks presented the school with their jingle, “Together We Stand” and teachers were presented with tote bags to distribute to their classes. Students will also be presented with pens and pencils at a later date.

In attendance were Deputy Governor General, Her Honour – Hyleta Liburd, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Kevin Barrett, Education Officer – Mrs. Avril Elliott, Mr. Calvin Fahie – Former Commissioner of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and Dwayne Hendrickson – Representative from the Youth and Sports Department.

Parents and well-wishers were also present.

The winners for the 1st Annual Anti-Bullying Competition were presented with their trophies by Deputy Governor General, Her Honour Hyleta Liburd.

The winners are as follows:

Anti-bullying Slogan Competition Winners:
Sammy Lucius- 1st
R’Rheyannah Powell- 2nd
Jaeshaun Parris- 3rd

Anti-bullying Change Negative to Positive Word Acronym Contest Winners:
Khalid Sage- 1st
Deyrecia Griffin- 2nd
Jahlia Liburd- 3rd

Anti-bullying Artistic Collage depicting the effects of Bullying Winners:
M’Kaile Liburd-1st
Azalia Elliott- 2nd
Nicolon Brown- 3rd

Grade 5- Overall Winner of the Anti-bullying Dramatic Presentation Award sponsored by Warners One Stop and Ms. Joanne Flemming

Photo Compliments: Teacher Davis

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