THE children from Canaries, Belvedere and Bouton schools last weekend came together for a giant Christmas Party this weekend; sponsored by Boka Group (owners of the Belvedere Plantation and Mahaut Estate) and Taj Weekes, the UNICEF Ambassador.
With tables groaning under the weight of Christmas delicacies all cooked by Chef Robbie and his team, who gave their time and skills free of charge, Christmas dinner was followed by a visit from Santa Claus who gave every child a bag of toys.
Then followed a ceremony recognising children who had made the grade and excelled during the school year – with awards of bicycles and scooters. In total 30 bikes and scooters were given away, some won in games and competitions.
John Kennedy, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boka Group said:
“The day went like clockwork, with everyone contributing to make this a fantastic occasion. Special tribute must be made to Taj Weekes and Chef Robbie as well as the schools’ staff and administration. There was not a face that was not joined from ear to ear by a smile. This was just one day in the lives of the smallest citizens of Canaries and Bouton, but it is a day that I believe they will long remember and one that brought everyone together. Let us hope that this is the start of a new tradition that will bring Christmas cheer to future generations of pupils each year from now on”.