(Kingston, Jamaica) Members of the Sygnus team on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in observance of Read Across Jamaica Day and in celebration of Child Month, journeyed to the John Mills Infant Primary and Junior High School, as well as the Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Centre, where they engaged the children in educational and fun-filled activities.
Visiting the different classes, members of the team sat with students reading stories from an array of books including, but were not limited to local author Kellie Magnus’ Little Lion Goes To School and young local author Sapphire Cadogan’s The Magical Fruits. The team also enjoyed leisure time with the children, engaging them in outdoor playground activities such as ring games.
In a handover ceremony, the Sygnus team presented the children with an assortment of books and educational games for their reading corners. John Mills was also presented with a new printer for their main office. Following this, the team in honour of Teacher’s Day, taking place on Wednesday, May 10, gifted teachers with a celebratory cake and special gifts.
The Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Centre, one of the four centres run by the St. Patrick’s Foundation – an organisation which Sygnus has supported for the last 5 years, expressed their gratitude to the Sygnus team, presenting the firm with a certificate of appreciation.
“The team is very happy and honoured to once again be a part of such a significant national initiative. We respect and applaud the efforts of our teachers who work tirelessly to establish a solid foundation of reading for our children. Here at Sygnus we believe in the importance of reading and how life-changing that can be. It was really an opportunity for us to take part in ensuring our children, who are the future of our country, are equipped and have access to additional educational resources. So we not only donated books by some great Jamaican authors, but educational games as well. We definitely had fun interacting with the children from both John Mills and Riverton. We hope that we were able to inspire the children to find the fun and gains in reading,” shared Renee Rickards, Marketing Manager at Sygnus.
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