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Some 27 students of the Tower Hill Basic School in St. James were treated to fun, food and excitement at a Christmas event held on (December 16) on the school grounds.
The event was put on by the Montego Bay Regional Office of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Providence and the Leo Club of Montego Bay.

Students of the Tower Hill Basic School in St. James enjoy ring games during a treat held yesterday (Dec.16) on the schools grounds, which was put on by the Montego Bay Regional Office of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Kiwanis Club of Providence and the Leo Club of Montego Bay.

Principal of the school, Margaret Tummings, told JIS News that the entire school population was “overjoyed to have been treated in this way” and said they all felt “very special”.
“Indeed, this treat was tremendous as it was a great opportunity for the children. They have never been exposed to this type of treatment before and therefore their hearts were warmly blessed and we are blessed as teachers to have you people here,” Ms. Tummings said.
President of the Kiwanis Club, Karlene Maye, told JIS News that the club was pleased to have partnered with the JIS and the Leo Club to extend Christmas cheer to the school population.
“As Kiwanians, our mandate is to serve the children of the world, so we are extremely happy to be here, participating in such an exercise. This treat is said to be the first of its nature to be extended to this school in the community and as such, it is quite welcoming. We are quite overwhelmed and happy to have shared in this gesture and look forward to working with the respective groups again in the coming year on future ventures,” Ms. Maye told JIS News.

Administrative Assistant at the Montego Bay Regional Office of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Ann Marie Whittingham (2nd right) presents a gift to a student of the Tower Hill Basic School in St. James during a Christmas treat on December 16 at the school. Looking on are members of the Kiwanis Club of Providence and the Leo Club of Montego Bay, which co-hosted the event, and the school community.

Several community members were on hand to witness the event and voiced their appreciation for the kind treatment meted out to their children and teachers.
The event formed part of the JIS’ annual Christmas treat for basic schools in rural St. James. The agency plans to extend its Christmas programme to other parishes in Western Jamaica in the coming years.