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Primary schoolers make cards in tribute to athletes

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Deandra Gayle shows off her card.
Shelly-Ann Martin (centre), Children Services Librarian at the St Ann Parish Library, with (from left) Garren Peters, Amanda Fullerton, Swahili Beckford and Tracy-Ann Martin.-photos by Carl Gilchrist

Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:AROUND 20 students from primary schools in St Ann took part in the St Ann Parish Library's postcard-making session on Thursday, as part of the Scotiabank/Gleaner Journey of Champions archival display. And according to Children Services Librarian, Shelly-Ann Martin, the session went well.

"I think they did well, very creative. They were left to design their own cards, we gave them the cartridge paper and the decoration, they did everything by themselves," Martin said.

usual visitors

The students chosen for the session are regular visitors to the library who were invited to participate in the effort.

Eleven-year-old Amanda Fullerton of St Ann's Bay Primary made a card in honour of Usain Bolt with the words, "Go Usain - To the world."

"I chose 'Go Usain - To the world' because my card is going out to Usain and that's mostly the sign he gives to the world.

For nine-year-old Tracy-Ann Martin, also of St Ann's Bay Primary, Veronica Campbell was the focus of her card.

"She is my favourite athlete, she's a great runner, she practises very hard," Tracy-Ann told The Gleaner.