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No Child Left Behind!

Minister of District Administration, Works and Gender Affairs, the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, JP, (centre) with Little Cayman Education Services students (from left) Taron Scott and Shadique Thorpe.

The Honourable Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, Minister for District Administration, Works and Gender Affairs participated in the Little Cayman Education Services School Closing Exercise on June 25.

Although there are currently two students attending, Ms. O'Connor-Connolly said she was proud to have been invited to attend and speak to the very bright students. "I am a firm believer in the saying No child left behind."

The Minister said she was very proud to have been a part of the inception of the learning centre. Being a former teacher herself, it gave her great pleasure to see the vision of the Little Cayman Education Service being executed daily, despite the low number of students. She pledged her unwavering support for education in Little Cayman and would continue to fight for its advancement. She gave regrets on behalf of the Leader of Government Business.

As part of the program for the school closing, the students performed pieces from their submissions to the National Children's Festival of the Arts, read a scripture and sang. The year's synopsis was given by teacher in charge, Mrs. Veronica Khan and ICT Manager, Mr. Steve Dursken. A representative from the Ministry of Education also offered words of encouragement to the students. Academic achievement awards were presented by Minister O'Connor-Connolly and Mr. Dursken gave out the athletic awards.