U.S. Embassy Donates Books to Milton Lynch Primary School and Deighton Griffith Secondary School

Two Christ Church schools got a book boost when the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean donated 92 books in total to both Milton Lynch Primary School and Deighton Griffith Secondary School.

Head of the English Department at Deighton Griffith, Marcia Cumberbatch (left) looks on as U.S. Embassy Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Dr. Joseph Schaller (right) presents the books to principal Cheryll Mosely.

Speaking at the presentation at Milton Lynch Primary, Embassy officer Kristin Mencer highlighted the legacy of the man the school was named for, educator Milton Lynch, saying that “as an educator in Barbados in the 1930s, Mr. Lynch helped chart Barbados’ path of progress through education.”

Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joseph Schaller, who made the presentation at Deighton Griffith, also paid tribute to Barbados’ educational legacy and called the island “a small but bright beacon to the world when it comes to literacy and education.”

Both officers re-affirmed the Embassy’s support for education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean region, noting that in the last three years, the Embassy has donated 2,399 books to schools, governmental agencies and community organizations in the seven nations it is accredited to.

U.S. Embassy Political Officer Kristin Mencer reading from Good Night Moon for Reception students at Milton Lynch Primary School.

The youngest students at Milton Lynch got a special treat immediately following the presentation at the school’s morning assembly, becoming the first to enjoy the donation when Mencer treated them to a reading of early childhood classic Good Night Moon.

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