St Mary students visit Logos Hope
Twenty students from St Mary schools were treated to a tour of the floating bookshop, Logos Hope, courtesy of councillor for the Boscobel division in St Mary, Michael Belnavis.
The children, drawn from Boscobel, Gayle and Goshen primary schools, and Gayle basic schools, along with three teachers, spent the entire day on the ship last Friday.
According to Belnavis, the experience represented the first time the children were boarding a ship.
"They had the opportunity to select books and take part in a reading comprehension programme. It was a great experience for them, as they were able to have fun while benefiting from the educational aspect of the tour," Belnavis said.
Apart from being given the opportunity to choose from the more than 7,000 titles available on the vessel, the children were also able to see how a ship operates.
They were among over 111,000 persons who visited the vessel while it docked in Kingston. Prior to its Kingston docking, more than 83,000 persons visited the ship in Montego Bay.
Spurred by the enthusiasm shown by the students, Belnavis said he would be seeking to organise similar trips on-board cruise ships that visit Ocho Rios weekly.
- Carl Gilchrist