The children of the John Beckles Day Nursery know how to have a good time and they aren’t afraid to show it.
As part of their child month activities, the facility held an open house all this week. Regular routines were dashed aside for a short while, as family and friends dropped in to view all the children had done for the year.
The nursery, located in John Beckles Drive on Constitution Road in the City, was a hive of activity and fun and it was originally scheduled to end with a special day packed with feasting and song yesterday.
However, unable to make it yesterday Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler, headed to the nursery this morning to get in on the do. The 71 preschoolers, some of the babies and staff were very fascinated by his presence and it appeared he was likewise intrigued.
Sinckler looked impressed as he viewed the finger paintings and other arts and craft made by the students and he conversed with the staff, played in the park with the little ones and at one point tried to challenge, possibly one of Barbados’s future top architects, Riquelme Green to a tower building contest.
In the end, Sinckler though a worthy challenger was unsuccessfully in his attempt and Green was probably saying to himself, “It’s All About Me”, as the nursery’s theme states.
The minister stayed for close to half an hour before returning to regular duties. (KC)†