first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary St. Luke’s Primary School opens museum by: – October 28, 2011center_img Share 95 Views   no discussions Mrs. Liverpool cutting the ribbon to officially open the museum.Roseau, Dominica – October 27, 2011…The St. Luke’s Primary School on Thursday opened the first primary school museum in Dominica.The opening ceremony was held on the grounds of the school in Pointe Michel under the distinguished patronage of the President His Excellency Dr. Nicholas J.O Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool. Mrs. Liverpool cut the ribbon to declare the folk museum officially open.The project is the brainchild of Principal, Sr. Anita Peter and was partly funded by Mr. David Wilson, who donated £7,000 to the construction of the three wooden, shingle-roofed buildings that house the museum.The project is intended to preserve Dominica’s heritage and foster ongoing partnerships between the St. Luke’s Primary School and the Pointe Michel community through promotion of the museum as a tourist attraction. “As part of our vision here for the holistic development of every child, we wanted to encourage the children to get to know more about their culture and help them to develop it,” said Sr. Anita Peter, adding that “for the school it is very important that we preserve our history.” St. Luke’s museumAssistant Chief Education Officer Dr. Jeffrey Blaize, in his address, commended the school for recognising the importance of preserving the community’s historical artefacts.“Your museum will certainly make a significant difference not only with respect to students’ learning, but also as a community resource and a tourist attraction facility. This initiative will certainly generate significant returns to your school and the community at large as one of the latest tourism products,” he said.“I must say that the school’s initiative is in keeping with the mandate of the Ministry of Education to ensure that every child has the opportunity to access an education which is broad based, comprehensive, diverse and of the highest quality” he added.Dr. Blaize said St. Luke’s Primary had succeeded in fostering high quality education through a learning environment where students feel comfortable and learn form varied sources.The St. Luke’s Primary School, last year, received the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development award for Best Primary School Principal and the awards for Culture and Innovation. By: Dionne Durandlast_img