Victor Scott Primary. *File photo
Victor Scott Primary. *File photo

The “It takes a village” proverb was never so true as it was with Victor Scott primary this summer.

The School completed its summer programme. 

But it was through donations from local and international companies in Bermuda as well as an individual enabled Victor Scott Primary to offer a structured summer programme at a reasonable rate for parents.

The lead sponsors of the programme are Butterfield & Vallis and XL Foundation. Other sponsors include: The Argus Group, Bank of Bermuda Foundation, Nick Kempe and Ultimate Imaging Ltd.

Programme funding provided continued academic support and social development to maximise student potential for learning and helped prepare students for the upcoming school year. 

Enrichment

Students were selected for the programme on a variety of bases including: recommendation from a teacher for needing further development, financial need, the need for social development or those who would benefit from academic enrichment. 

Approximately 40 students attended the programme each week during their summer vacation. 

The summer programme, which just concluded, was comprised of summer school in the morning and summer camp in the afternoon. The summer camp offered students an opportunity to explore Bermuda and participate in camp tours and activities relevant to the group. 

Wendeisha Phillips, educational therapist, Victor Scott Primary School, said: “Students have a great deal to accomplish during the regular school year so this summer camp helped to prepare them for the next stage of schooling. We find that student learning becomes more enjoyable and less stressful in a more relaxed, summer camp environment. Victor Scott Primary School is extremely grateful to our sponsors who understand the importance of education and help make a difference in our children’s lives.”