This is our summer kids’ program that engages and captures children in the cultural and historical traditional folk tales and songs. Each week featured a different guest reader who shared stories either set in St. Kitts or tales of a Caribbean/Heritage nature. It began on July 13th with our first story teller Miss Heidi Fagerberg presenting one of her original stories Sweet Victory.
Other readers in July were Mrs. Carleen Henry-Morton Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism reading Crabs and Crab Catching from the Nelson’s New West Indian Reader Book 2; and Ms. Clarisa Langley-Stevens from NEMA who read Tata the Big Bad Bull by Juleus Gunta. Former Premier and Senior Minister of Labour and Social Security, et al Hon. Vance Amory joined the story tellers this year reading Trouble Made the Monkey Eat Pepper by Nelson’s West Indian Reader Book 3. Minister Amory kept the Children delightfully enthralled during his presentation.
This opportunity to present to the children brought out the teacher in me says Minister Amory who stated how delightful it was to sit and interact with the Children whom he said were unbashful with their questions and comments.
Mr. Loughlin Tatem a renowned Playwright, made his feature presentation with a story entitled Shh.
Ms. Meceala Jeffers, who filled in for story teller Jihan Williams, made a dynamic contribution with her story The Three Wished.
In addition to the stories, this year the children enjoyed a heritage tour of Brimstone Hill, a new feature that was added along with Poetry and drumming during and after the presentations.
It was indeed a great two months of summer at the National Museum and we would like to thank all of our sponsors, readers and participants for making Heritage House 2019 educationally exciting.