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  • The Jamaica Information Service (JIS), on Thursday, October 9, handed over several packages of heritage material to the Hillsbrook All-age and Pell River Primary schools in rural Hanover.
  • The items were presented during visits to the schools by a JIS team, headed by Special Projects Officer, Christine Ade-Gold, as part of Heritage Month celebrations.
  • During the visits, the JIS staff from the Kingston and Montego Bay offices, engaged the students in discussion and activities on the Heritage Month theme: ‘My expression, my tradition, my Jamaica’.

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS), on Thursday, October 9, handed over several packages of heritage material to the Hillsbrook All-age and Pell River Primary schools in rural Hanover.

The items were presented during visits to the schools by a JIS team, headed by Special Projects Officer, Christine Ade-Gold, as part of Heritage Month celebrations.

During the visits, the JIS staff from the Kingston and Montego Bay offices, engaged the students in discussion and activities on the Heritage Month theme: ‘My expression, my tradition, my Jamaica’.

At Hillsbrook All-Age, where the JIS team handed over heritage posters and booklets, Principal, Dothlyn Sharpe, expressed appreciation to the staff for journeying to her school and educating the students about their heritage.

“I would like, on behalf of the school community, to thank the Jamaica Information Service for visiting Hillsbrook All-age today and for the educational opportunities presented to our students,” she said.

Videographer at JIS and past student of the institution, Anthony Fisher, recalled his early upbringing in the community and of his years at the school. He also had encouraging words for the students.

“I am a proud past student of this institution and will always cherish my time spent here as a student.  As I look at you today, students, so neatly dressed in your uniforms, I reflect on my time standing where you are standing. I say to you all, pay attention to your lessons, do well in your educational development and make your teachers and parents proud.

“I did not have the luxury of wearing shoes to school, but that did not stop me from learning and passing my examinations.  You can become anything that you want, just work hard at your lessons,” Mr. Fisher told the students.

During Heritage Month, each year, JIS staff visit schools across the island to present publications on the country’s heroes and national symbols.

The schools are nominated by staff, who are encouraged to participate in the visits to the institutions, to give motivational talks to the students.