Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 5:03pm

Students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre shared the spirit of the holidays at the school’s Christmas concert last Sunday.

The concert titled, “Christmas Celebrations: A Caribbean Parade,” had various acts including dramatic performances and a parade where students, staff and parents danced around the audience singing, ‘How will Santa Get Here?’ and ‘Don’t Give Me No Cold Christmas’.

Principal Vansittart Huggins said, “The staff and students look forward to the event every year. It was an opportunity for the students to showcase their talents in arts and crafts, song and drama.The students really enjoyed themselves.”

Students gave their parents handmade gift bags and distributed sweet treats to the audience.

The concert ended with a composition written and sung by the students and staff of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre.

Principal Huggins gave special thanks to teacher and Christmas concert coordinator, Mrs. Jacqueline Nibbs-Foster; Sister Veta from the Long Look Full Gospel; and Miss World BVI 2015/2016, Ms. Sasha Wintz.

She also thanked members of the community for their continued support for the event and commended the Ministry of Education and Culture, BVI Post, BVI Library Services, Pastor Myron Stevens, Ms. Brenda Cline, Mr. Gerard Huggins, Mr. Raymond Fonseca, Mr. Orion Joseph, Mr. Giovanni Herbert and others for helping to make the event a success.

The concert was held at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Auditorium.

Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre’s vision is for students to become productive and accepted citizens of the community.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to creating a “Culture of Excellence”.                                                          


NOTES TO EDITOR(S): 5 Photographs are attached.
Scenes from “Christmas Celebrations: A Caribbean Parade” on November 27, 2016. (Photo credit: Franklyn Skerritt/ GIS)



April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730