The children received much merriment as words of encouragement, prayers for healing and fruit baskets were received.
When asked what the purpose was for the visit, Public Relations Officer Yvette Herbert responded, “As teachers our business is children and like candles we continue to consume ourselves to light the lives of the children entrusted in our care. Without children there won’t be a need for teachers hence, the St. Kitts Teachers’ Union took this opportunity to express our love, care and concern for these children.”
The PRO also outlined that “the union has a track record for organizing community outreach events, so we thought it best to embrace our students who are hospitalized and bring them some hope and cheer.
Also, we wanted the children and their families to know that teachers genuinely care and remember them and wish for them speedy recovery. Research has shown that healing comes to the sick even faster when they are loved and have strong support systems so we hope that this surprise visit to the children by their teachers can trigger quick recovery and get our students back into the schools where we can continue to mould them.”
The teachers’ week continues on Monday with Morning Assemblies in Schools by Stewarts, then on Tuesday with an Interview on Breakfast with Toni 98.9 WINFM.
The World Teachers’ Day March and Rally takes place on Wednesday 5th October.
Thursday 6th October is celebrated as Teacher Appreciation Day and radio call in.