In a joint effort by students of Central Abaco Primary School, and K-Kids, the youth arm of the Kiwanis Club, funds were raised to support the Abaco Cancer Society (ACS). On Nov. 19, students and staff members presented a $400-cheque to Joanne Bradley, ACS president.
According to Grade One Teacher Neulessa Major, the funds were raised from a dress-up day at the school where students were asked to wear pink clothing. Major said that there will be a lot of ongoing projects from now until when school closes.
The next project in the pipeline is called the “Paint the Wall Project.” Major said they received permission from CAPS’ principal, Beatrice Moxey, to paint a section of the school’s wall near Forest Drive. The wall will depict the different types of cancer then a Memorial Wall will be constructed nearby with the names of survivors and non-survivors. A fee will be charged to add names to raise additional funds.
“We are looking to do this in all of the schools, so that everyone can be more sensitized to cancer,” Major explained. “The project will also incorporate high school students, and be extended to the Kiwanis Club’s senior students.”
The senior arm is referred to as the Key Club with 7th to 9th grade students called Builders and 10, 11 and 12th grade students are named Keys.