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Wigton Windfarm hosts back-to-school fair

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Wigton Windfarm’'s Chequira Castriota serves a bag of popcorn to one of the many children who attend the Wigton Back-To-School Fair.
Wigton Windfarm’s project manager, Michelle Chin Lenn, gives a school bag filled with books, stationery and other school supplies to one of the students.
Registered nurse Alicia Salmon runs some standard health tests on one of the young students who attended the Wigton Windfarm back-to-school fair.
It was a hoola-hoop of fun for the children who attended the fair.

Wigton Windfarm Limited partnered with its parent company, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), to stage a back-to-school fair at its complex in Rose Hill, Manchester, recently.

More than 200 students from schools located in Rose Hill, Plowden, New Broughton, Woodlands and Bethara, received free school bags, books and other supplies to help with preparations for the new school year. The youngsters were also treated to a fun-filled day of games, rides and entertainment, and they had the opportunity to access free health checks, courtesy of Wigton and the PCJ.

Earl Barrett, general manager of Wigton Windfarm, said, "Our aim is to use this fair to strengthen our relations with our neighbouring communities and give support to students and parents as they make their back-to-school preparations."

"Education is an important area of focus for us at Wigton; we believe in training and development, and where better to start than with the youngsters in communities that are closest to us," he added.

Group general manager of the PCJ, Winston Watson, said, "The back-to-school period can be particularly challenging and the PCJ is happy to have supported Wigton in staging the fair because we know it will alleviate some of the pressures being felt by parents and students at this time."