Book Boost for Oesta Jolly Primary School Pupils

BOOKWORMS from Oseta Jolly primary school now have a whole library of books to get their teeth into thanks to kind-hearted pupils, teachers and parents from Provo Primary. The Providenciales private school delivered more than 500 brand new books worth $2,200 to the Government-run school in Blue Hills on Wednesday.

Principal of Oseta Jolly Rachel Handfield described the donation of books as the largest the school had ever received. This donation is much needed, she said, pupils throughout the school of all ages will be able to put these books to use. They will really improve our library, which we are trying to modernise and upgrade, making more resources available to our students. We’re truly grateful for this donation – words can’t really express our gratitude to the president of the PTA, staff members, all the parents and corporate citizens that joined together to make this happen.

Last November staff and pupils at Provo Primary raised money to buy the books during a silent auction at their school.  As well as auctioning prizes from corporate citizens, pupils from each of the school’s nine classes designed a piece of art work for the event. During a black and white themed jazz night at Iguana Seafood and Steak House, parents tried to outbid each other for the piece from their child’s class. Along with the artwork more than 100 items and services including facials, massages, dinners, champagne, boat trips, dance classes and a helicopter ride were donated to the auction.

Ten per cent of the proceeds from the event were set aside to provide reading books and teaching aids for Oseta Jolly. Former principal of Provo Primary Mark Dunbavand said the school used the money to provide books for pupils of all ages.  I think you will really enjoy reading them, he told pupils during the presentation on Wednesday.

Krys Mann of the parents association, who organised the auction, principal Sian Jones and six young members of the Provo Primary’s school council were also present to make the presentation to delighted students.

By Rebecca Bird,

The Weekly News newspaper.

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