PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday 18th November, the Special Education Centre in Vieux Fort celebrated 23 years with a public awareness walk, a church service and an art and craft exhibition.
The theme chosen for this year’s celebration was “Creating Opportunities for children with special needs amidst the global challenges”.
The day began with an exciting walk led by cadets and drummers from the school grounds on New Dock Road to the Evangelical church on Clarke Street in Vieux-Fort.
The students and teachers walked bearing placards with reminders to the public that the children with special needs are unique and able to achieve their fullest potential, despite their challenges.
In the church service that followed, the students were reminded that they were significant and “wonderfully and fearfully made in the image of God” by Pastor Collymore of the Grace Evangelical Church.
An exhibition of the Art and Craft work by the students in the vocational skills department of the Centre was open to the public.
Some of the items on exhibit were popup cards, bookmarks, picture frames, note pads and shopping pads. These items can be purchased at the Centre or made to order.
The day ended with a party held on the school grounds with the cutting of the birthday cake by a student with autism who is the same age as the school!