News from the club house
The students of Clement Howell High School visited Grand Turk from Provo last Friday. We were glad to know that the Museum was on their list of places to see. The Children’s Club Coordinator gave them a special tour of the Molasses Reef Wreck artifacts and the Lucayan room. There were quite a few shutter bugs in the group who were madly taking pictures of everything they saw!
Growing up on these beautiful-by-nature Islands made me realise that I had a dream, and that dream was to become a teacher… and so it happen. These months are my final months in college in completion of my associate degree in Primary Education.
On Wednesday, however, the museum offered another chance for me to confirming this desire of being a teacher. I spent almost two hours talking and explaining what is in the Museum to the third graders of Eliza Simon primary school, and I felt that I could have gone on and on talking and explaining until they understood what the Turks and Caicos National Museum is all about. The students were very calm and collected when I was speaking and through their eyes I could see that they did not want to leave the Museum.
I had a lovely and precious time with these children and I am very excited about my career path.
Jessica made me look up the definition of finesse. Her soccer coach back in the states always made her practice it and now she’s passing it down.
Finesse is delicacy in handling situations. I’m working on this. I handle computers carefully and I use finesse when I cut onions for cooking. Now I know what it’s called.
The Children’s club on March Saturday the 27th the Turks and Caicos Islands National Museum held the first annual Drama Club that will be every Saturday in the month of March. The children had time to get to know everyone and to feel comfortable with each other. We played a food game were we set in a group and everyone has a chance to call out a food and whatever the name of the food ends with the next person names a food with that letter.
I liked the role playing games. We had to act at each other. The first one was that we had to pretend that we hadn’t seen someone for a long time. The other one was that we had to pretend to win the lottery. I really liked that one.
I can’t wait for next week!
by Tuvol Higgs
A lady on a tour called me charismatic the other day. It means that I’m open and not shy of people. In other words: I’m confident.
Jessica said I had to write a blog about it because I was so proud to get the title. It made me feel good to know I’m a good team with the museum staff. I’m going to never let Jessica forget that the lady said that.
On Saturday we held a Children’s Club archaeological program. This was supposed to be a day when we went out to the Lucayan site GT4, where the museum completed an archaeological survey last week.
I hypothesize that Grand Turk is the best place to live.By using hypothesis in that sentence, I mean that I am guessing that there is no place in the world more “bootiful” than our white sandy beaches. Not only that, but we have whale watching, palm trees, flamingos, and the lovely conch shells. And our people are the best. We have pretty women, strong men, and the one and only Tuvol.To prove my hypothesis I would have to go to other places in the world like Paris, Italy, and Sydney.
Jess is back on Grand Turk and that means more fun, fun, fun in the sun. So Kenlove and I will be all over Grand Turk from Grand Turk Cruise Center to the Sand Bar and from the Sand Bar to the Museum 24/7. The Museum has a new intern named Rory, he is a nice gentleman that helps the Museum with the homework program along with Jess. As an unofficial representative of the Turks and Caicos National Museum, I would like to extend an offer to the children that are in forth and fifth form and (C.C.) Community College of Grand Turk to use the program if you have completely no access to the internet and have homework/projects to do. I use the program and have done a lot of homework. Without the homework program I don’t know how I would survive in school.
I like doing my homework. Teachers are giving me attention good and bad. Good because they like the way the museum taught me to cite my homework properly. Bad because my teacher made the class re-do the homework like I did it. So now I’m a goner but without doing my homework my mom would kill me.
The Turks and Caicos National Museum is the best place to go to learn about the T.C.I. and I go so much that I can tell you everything about the museum. Try me! I love the museum so much that I never want to leave.
Traditional TCI folk tale immortalized in a new children’s book.
TURKS & CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS
The much-loved story of a donkey who loses her master, set in Cockburn Town in Grand Turk, has been captured on paper for the first time by Massachusetts author Donna Marie Seim.
“Where is Simon, Sandy?” tells the adventures of Sandy the donkey who wakes one day to discover her owner Simon is nowhere to be found. Despite his absence, Sandy carries on with the daily task of delivering the water to the townspeople.
The children are the first to notice the strange scene of Sandy alone on the streets and ask ‘Where is Simon, Sandy’ but the donkey can only shake her head and continue on her journey. The youngsters form a parade behind Sandy until they finally reach the home of the doctor who rushes to see what has happened to Simon. In the midst of a confusing time, Sandy does the only thing she knows how and is ultimately able to bring help to her master.
The book will be launched this Saturday at Unicorn Bookstore opposite IGA supermarket in Providenciales. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event from 10am to 12am.
The book is being officially donated to Provo Library on Friday at 3pm to be followed by a reading for local schoolchildren by the author.
Culture director David Bowen said: “The story of a little donkey that won’t quit has long been an inspiration for children in Turks and Caicos and is sure to inspire children everywhere.”
All proceeds from the book will benefit the Turks & Caicos National Museum in Grand Turk that provides a children’s program, which focuses on teaching the culture and rich heritage of these Islands.