Photo: Students from the sixth grade class of Grand Bahama Academy visited the Grand Bahama Children’s Home to make a special donation.

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Last week a group of eleven students from the sixth grade class of Grand Bahama Academy visited the Grand Bahama Children’s Home to make a special donation.

At the beginning of the new school year the class engaged in a process of selecting class officers.  The officers – Diondre Albury, Raeon Stewart and Ostonya Thomas met and decided on a class project that would seek to bring joy to children like themselves.

One of the projects they decided on was to collect can goods to assist the Grand Bahama Children’s Home.  The entire class was extremely excited about this project; and with the encouragement, support, and assistance from their class teacher Ms. Avoney Wellington and parents, the students were able to collect a wide variety of can goods.

As the end of term exams came to an end and heralded the approach of the Yuletide season, the sixth graders were more than eager to visit the home and share in the joys of Christmas with the children.  Along with the presentation of the can goods, the students engaged the children and staff at the home in a short devotional exercise.

A special welcome was presented by Ostonya Thomas, prayer by Diondre Albury, special song by Sabbath Bethel along with a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas presented by Raeon Stewart.  At the end of the program, the students along with their teacher sang a medley of Christmas carols for the children.  To conclude their visit, the children were each treated to delicious cupcakes.

The presentation was well received by the administrators and children as they expressed their gratitude to the students for their kind gesture.  The 6th graders were also grateful for the opportunity to serve humanity and look forward to continuing this mission as they share the love of Jesus throughout this Yuletide season.