MLK students visits Coast Guard


SIMPSON BAY – The Cycle 2 year 4 students of the Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Primary School visited the Coast Guard facilities in Simpson Bay on Wednesday morning, June 15.

“The exam students were able to see first-hand the facilities of the Coast Guard inclusive of a full presentation of the operations and a tour of the cutter Poema,” said MLK School Manager Stuart Johnson.

“The commitment and sacrifice of our Coast Guard personnel is nothing short of commendable especially since they provide a vital service to our country and the surrounding waters. Our students today got a better understanding of this career and the hard work it entails,” Johnson added.

One of the main highlights of the working visit was a ride on a “SuperRhibs” vessel through the Simpson Bay lagoon, as the students experienced various maneuvers possible with the water vessel.

The students, since their Foundation Based Education (FBE) Exit Exam, will continue to be exposed to opportunities inside and outside of the classroom as they transition into secondary education.

Johnson thanked the Coast Guard personnel for “their true display of professionalism and welcoming spirit towards our school during this morning’s working visit.”

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School is a public education school located in the district of Dutch Quarter.