JIS Heritage Team Visits St. Martins Primary In St. Mary


The Port Antonio regional office of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) opened its Heritage activities, with a visit to Martins Primary School, St. Mary, on Thursday (October 7).
Students participated in an audio visual presentation and an interactive question and answer session. The school was also presented with JIS publications for its library. The visit forms part of the Agency’s involvement in Heritage activities. Heritage Week will be observed October 10 – 18, under the theme ‘I believe in Jamaica.Our People, Our Land, Our Heritage’.

Administrative Assistant at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Port Antonio Regional Office, Lorna Williams, presenting JIS publications to the Acting Principal of Martins Primary School, Beryl McLeod , at the school in St. Mary on Thursday (October 7), during the JIS school visit which forms part of the Agency’s involvement in Heritage activities.

Speaking at the function, Acting Principal of the school, Beryl McLeod, lauded the Agency for its visit and for the informative presentations. She said it was “timely”, as it coincided with the school’s educational activities for the observance of Heritage Week.
“I am happy that you could have come and share with us, as there are so many different things that the children need to know, especially when it comes from informative and resourceful persons such as the JIS team,” she added.

Students of Martins Primary School, St. Mary, participating in a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) school visit on Thursday (October 7), which formed part of the Agency’s involvement in Heritage activities.

She thanked the team for having chosen Martins Primary School, and said she looked forward to “another visit” soon.
Grade five student Anhel Stampp said she found the visit interesting, and learned a lot about the Heroes. Jelanie Thomas, a Grade six student, thanked the JIS for a “worthwhile” visit.

National Youth Service participant, Nicole Johnson (seated second left), who is attached to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Port Antonio Regional Office, interacts with students of Martins Primary School, St. Mary on Thursday (October 7), during a JIS school visit. The visit forms part of the Agency’s involvement in Heritage activities. Heritage Week will be observed October 10 – 18, under the theme: I believe in Jamaica. Our People, Our land, Our Heritage.

Other schools that will be visited during the Heritage activities in the region include St. Margaret’s Bay, Coopers Hill, Bellefield and Camberwell primary schools.

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