PHILIPSBURG – In recognition of World Water Day, March 22, Miss Mature Queen 2016 Norrisa Anatol distributed 1,000 sports water bottles to several persons in the community, students, teachers and school managers.
The awareness commenced with persons flooding their social media timelines with a picture of them receiving a bottle, along with positive messages about the importance of water. Anatol continued her awareness by distributing over 800 sports water bottles to all 3rd grade (Group 5) students, teachers and school managers in the 20 Primary Schools on the island.
In addition to presenting the bottles, Anatol spoke to all the students about the importance of water, how often they must drink it and how important it is to save water, as many others are not fortunate to have clean drinking water. With the quote printed on the bottles, “Water Is Life,” Anatol reminded the students that as they grow, they must understand how important water is for their development.
Present to assist Anatol in the distribution of the bottles were sponsors Kenrick Housen of Carl’s and Son and Brenda Arrundell of Captain D’s Rib Shack, who gave encouraging words to the students about water.
The distribution of the bottles began at 7:30am to 10:00am with schools in Dutch Quarter, Belvedere, Hope Estate and Philipsburg areas; 10:00am to 12:00pm in the St. Peters, Cay Hill areas and 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the Cole Bay, Simpson Bay and Cupecoy areas.
The students thanked Anatol for her kind gesture by chanting thank you songs, reciting poems and displaying warm hugs. Students also had the opportunity to share their views on water, while one student from the Caribbean International Academy/Montessori schools informed Anatol on her quest to highlight the importance of water through a YouTube channel that she created with her mother.
“I would like to thank Tony’s Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Services, Spotless Cleaning Services, Captain D’s Rib Shack, Carl’s Unique Inn and Conference Facilities and Bakery, Hughes Culinary Villa Services and Principle Accounting and Consulting Services for being the proud sponsors of this project. To the school managers, teachers and students of all the schools; thank you for accepting my request to visit and present the water bottles,” Anatol concluded.