Bermuda Education Network [BEN] hosted a special story time for preschoolers commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
A spokesperson said, “Pre-schoolers and their families attended the July 3rd celebration at the Bermuda National Trust’s Waterville Property and were entertained by guest storyteller Moneca Darrell of Fortitude Re reading Marie Darwin’s ‘The Sparkly Crown.’
“Her Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Rena Lalgie, was present and met the children while they enjoyed craft activities and cucumber sandwiches.
“BEN Book Club demonstrates strategies for parents to help develop their child’s love of reading. At each session, the children receive a gift of a picture book which has been chosen to cultivate phonemic awareness and while also highlighting Bermuda’s cultural diversity.
“The June BEN Book Club featured a story from Kenya with guest performers and food contributed by the Kenya Association in Bermuda. In August the story and activities will focus on Cup Match with a story about cricket.”
BEN’s Book Club coordinator, Mr. Bryce Williams said: “We are most appreciative to our community partners who help us to create different cultural activities for young children and especially want to thank Fortitude Re and Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy for their generous support.”
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