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ESHS students urged to adopt habit of saving

Guest speaker of the day’s activity was Mr Hugo F. Vanterpool who took the students back to the days when fore-parents didn’t have a banking system to save their money but had their own ways of doing so like tucking away in secret place and even burying valuables. Photo: VINO
Principal of the School Mrs Sandy M. UnderHill also encouraged the children along the path of saving but added as it was culture week that she would savour the day when students are allowed to wear cultural attire to school for the activity. Photo:VINO
Principal of the School Mrs Sandy M. UnderHill also encouraged the children along the path of saving but added as it was culture week that she would savour the day when students are allowed to wear cultural attire to school for the activity. Photo:VINO
Director of Culture Ms Luce Hodge-Smith reintroduced to the students Government’s initiate of collaborating with the Money Matters initiative out of which the theme for this year was derived and told the students that plans are afoot to have the Money Matter team visit their assembly some day to give them some insight on the programme. Photo: VINO
Director of Culture Ms Luce Hodge-Smith reintroduced to the students Government’s initiate of collaborating with the Money Matters initiative out of which the theme for this year was derived and told the students that plans are afoot to have the Money Matter team visit their assembly some day to give them some insight on the programme. Photo: VINO
Special recognition was made of Leader of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE who was hailed as the longest serving leader in the VI and one who without a doubt had made great markings for the furtherance and development of the education system of the VI. Photo: VINO
Special recognition was made of Leader of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE who was hailed as the longest serving leader in the VI and one who without a doubt had made great markings for the furtherance and development of the education system of the VI. Photo: VINO
The culture day activity at the ESHS was graced with the presence of a number of leading political and cultural leaders who have been credited for making significant impacts in the education and culture systems of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The culture day activity at the ESHS was graced with the presence of a number of leading political and cultural leaders who have been credited for making significant impacts in the education and culture systems of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The culture day activity at the ESHS was graced with the presence of a number of leading political and cultural leaders who have been credited for making significant impacts in the education and culture systems of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The culture day activity at the ESHS was graced with the presence of a number of leading political and cultural leaders who have been credited for making significant impacts in the education and culture systems of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
It was a pleasing sight when students were asked yesterday October 13, 2014 how many of them had a saving account and by the show of hands there were many. That was something leaders said was noteworthy of commendation but yet the students were further encouraged to continue and those not doing so to start immediately. Photo: VINO
It was a pleasing sight when students were asked yesterday October 13, 2014 how many of them had a saving account and by the show of hands there were many. That was something leaders said was noteworthy of commendation but yet the students were further encouraged to continue and those not doing so to start immediately. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Former Minister for Education and Culture Hon Andre A. Fahie (R1) (left) being recognised by his successor, Hon Myron V. Walwyn during the activities yesterday. Photo: VINO
Former Minister for Education and Culture Hon Andre A. Fahie (R1) (left) being recognised by his successor, Hon Myron V. Walwyn during the activities yesterday. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Craft vendor Kishmet B. Daniels and her children yesterday. Photo: VINO
Craft vendor Kishmet B. Daniels and her children yesterday. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
Scene from the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a pleasing sight when students were asked yesterday October 13, 2014 how many of them had a saving account and by the show of hands there were many. That was something leaders said was noteworthy of commendation but yet the students were further encouraged to continue and those not doing so to start immediately.

It was the occasion of the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Culture (ESHS) Week activity which formed part of a national observance under the theme: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, A Cultural Principal for us to Learn”.

Guest speaker of the day’s activity was Mr Hugo F. Vanterpool who took the students back to the days when fore-parents didn’t have a banking system to save their money but had their own ways of doing so like tucking away in secret place and even burying valuables.

He said this was a common practice also with the people of old of the Virgin Islands (VI) and as development grew banking in the VI started many years ago with a post office bank. He challenged students to do their research and find out when that bank was closed in the VI. The first student to submit the correct answer will be given monetary incentive compliments of Mr Hugo.

Principal of the School Mrs Sandy M. UnderHill also encouraged the children along the path of saving but added as it was culture week that she would savour the day when students are allowed to wear cultural attire to school for the activity.

Director of Culture Ms Luce Hodge-Smith reintroduced to the students Government’s initiate of collaborating with the Money Matters initiative out of which the theme for this year was derived and told the students that plans are afoot to have the Money Matter team visit their assembly some day to give them some insight on the programme.

The culture day activity at the ESHS was graced with the presence of a number of leading political and cultural leaders who have been credited for making significant impacts in the education and culture systems of the Virgin Islands.

Special recognition was made of Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) who was hailed as the longest serving leader in the VI and one who without a doubt had made great achievements for the furtherance and development of the education system of the VI.

All those special persons were awarded certificates of recognition and appreciation. Others included Former Ministers for Education and Culture Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE, Lloyd K. Black, Louis Walters and Alred C. Frett.

Specifically in the area of culture honourees were Mrs Madlene Blyden, Mrs Cecilia Hodge, Mrs Marriette Fahie, Mrs Irene Parsons, Mrs Cecily Malone, Mrs Adena Braithwaite, Ms Shyril Smith, Mr Owen Smith, Mr Cromwell Forbes, Mr Reole Frett, Mr Egbert Donovan, Mr Austin Freeman, Mr Philicianno Callwood, Mr Lincoln Hedrington and Mr Albato Macthavious.

5 Responses to “ESHS students urged to adopt habit of saving”

  • xxxxxxxx (14/11/2014, 09:14) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    Look how the ball headed man kicked Luce under the bus…..the word is a circle
  • without clothes (14/11/2014, 11:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    he always got a hided motive when you see he up under ralph and fahie but we will never forget the insults of our dear rto
  • stupidness (14/11/2014, 13:05) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    The ESHS student's idea of saving is begging "gimme a dollar nuh"
  • focus (16/11/2014, 12:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Focus on the students who are doing a wonderful job. Not the politicians as much as they are 6 of one and half a dozen of the other .


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