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Employee of WIRD and parent of St. Stephen’s Primary, Melissa Browne presenting the cheque to Principal, Dr. Colin Cumberbatch.

Distillery donates tent to St. Stephen’s Primary

The young students of St. Stephen’s Primary School now have additional accommoda-tion in keeping with the national COVID-19 protocols currently in place.

West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD), which is located just a stone’s throw away in Brighton, Black Rock, recently presented the school with a cheque to cover the full cost of one 20”x 20” tent which will be used to house classes while practicing social distancing.

Stacy-Ann Clarke, Finance and Administration Manager of WIRD, said while the company was focused on the ongoing development of the distillery, they were also committed to supporting the wider community.

“We have quite a few employees who also have children attending St. Stephen’s Primary and we are happy to support this initiative, which will redound to the benefit of all students with the provision of quality education in such a challenging time,” she said.

Dr. Colin Cumberbatch, Principal of the school, welcomed the support from WIRD.

“Our priority is to ensure that all children attending St. Stephen’s Primary are safe and secure, while accessing their education. The tent allows for the easy flow of air, while protecting the students and teachers from the elements. This donation will certainly go a long way as we acclimatise to the new norm at our schools,” he said.

WIRD also presented 12-gallon containers of hand sanitiser, to assist the school in practicing proper hygiene.

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