Hundreds of children from Castries, Gros Islet, Vieux Fort and environs ended their summer vacation on a high note last weekend, as they enjoyed the Flow Skool Aid back to school fair, held on Friday and Saturday at the Derek Walcott Square in Castries, and the Vieux Fort Town Square.
The initiative – which was entirely free for students and parents alike – incorporated plenty of activities
for boys and girls of all ages, and the youngsters not only had a great deal of fun, but in many cases were able to get a little help with back-to-school preparation as well.
The fun activities included face painting, arts and craft lessons, free popcorn and cotton candy, bouncy
castle, prizes and giveaways, and a display of the wide array of children’s programming available on Flow Digital TV.
In addition to the purely fun elements, young scholars were treated to free school bags, hair braiding and haircuts thanks to Cutty Ranks, eye screening by Courts Optical, dental screening from Everyday Smiles, and counselling sessions with clinical psychologist Leah St. Helen.
There was also a presentation of the website lubsedutime.com, which provides online classes for primary and secondary school students. The site is managed by Mr. Dwayne Lubin, a teacher at the Ciceron Combined School.
As Flow Marketing and Communications Specialist, Shermalyn Sidonie-John, explains, the occasion was the company’s way of giving back. It also an opportunity for helping a group of vulnerable children:
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