This was a heart-warming event which brought together not only current students, teachers and parents, but also previous generations of ALS alumni returning to celebrate their own memories of this well respected school. Once a popular annual event, the school has not organized a school fair in many years, making it a key occasion in this year’s school calendar. Nevertheless, laughter, painted faces and the lively chatter of old friends highlighted the overall success of the day as visitors mingled around the various popular refreshment stands, exchanging anecdotes about their ALS school days.
This much anticipated event was packed with exciting games, mind-boggling challenges, arts and craft activities and awesome competitions which were very much enjoyed by students and parents, past and present, and close friends from the La Romana community. Furthermore, the day was combined with a High School Sports Day giving attendees the opportunity to witness some of Abraham Lincoln’s finest athletic talent as well as some comical tug of war competitions held between teachers and senior students. Visitors were also treated throughout the day to the extraordinary dance talents of local dance crew Pointe which also included some ALS students.
It was evident to those who had attended how much hard work and preparation had gone into the organization of the day with a big credit going to Miss Laura Falconer (Grade 5 teacher) and Mr. Colin Maclean (High School Physics teacher). There was an excellent sense of community spirit shown by faculty and students who worked together tirelessly to ensure that fun was had by all. As the afternoon progressed, the excited faces of prize winners spoke a thousand words as Mr. Magee announced the various competition winners, thus bringing the Fair to a reluctant end.
The following pictures were taken on Saturday, April 22nd at the Abraham Lincoln School’s Sports Day by Bryan De La Cruz:
The Abraham Lincoln School, located within Central Romana, in the town of La Romana, is a private school for the children of employees of the Central Romana Corporation, but is also attended by other children who pay yearly tuition fees
The Abraham Lincoln School is an “English school” which means that classes are taught to a British standard curriculum and all the teachers are British, with the exception of course of the teachers who teach Spanish, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and PE who are Dominican. This means that the majority of classes are taught in English and children command both English and Spanish.
Although the curriculum is British, grades are awarded according to the American GPA system and the pupils also take the “Dominican National Exams”, allowing pupils to continue their education at universities in the USA or within the Dominican Republic, as well as in Europe.
Classes go from pre-kinder to 12th grade.
BRYAN DAVID DE LA CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY
* This article was contributed by The Abraham Lincoln School