SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR IN THE PROCUREMENT OF STEEL PANS FOR THE VIVIEN VANTERPOOL PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Valley, Anguilla - Monday, 30th January 2017 - The Anguilla Social Security continues to be a major contributor to social development on the island. The Board once again demonstrated its commitment to education, specifically music education, by providing sponsorship in 2016 to the sum of EC$23,000 towards the procurement of a set of steel pans and stands mostly for the Vivien Vanterpool Primary School, including two additional pans for Adrian T. Hazell and Morris Vanterpool Primary schools. The Board extends gratitude to ANGLEC for providing the drums to make the steel pans.
The new set of steel pans for the Vivien Vanterpool Primary School were handed over at a ceremony held on Monday, 30th January 2017 at the School in Island Harbour. The ceremony was attended by a cross section of the students, teachers, Chief Education Officer, parents and PTA representatives, music teachers, steel pan instructor - Michael ‘Dumpa’ Martin, sponsors, Othlyn Vanterpool, and the media. The Director of Social Security, Mr. Timothy Hodge and Public Relations Officer, Ms. Rosanna Browne, represented the Social Security Board. Following the ceremony, the music teachers, led by Michael ‘Dumpa’ Martin, serenaded the gathering with the sweet melodious sounds of the new steel pans.
The Social Security Board is very proud to be able to bring joy and happiness to the hearts of the teachers and, particularly, the students of the Vivien Vanterpool Primary School. For quite some years now, the school has been the only primary school without steel pans, resulting in the students not being able to learn and play steel pan music. The Board is very pleased to have fulfill the school’s dream and wishes early in 2017 in handing over the generous gift of the steel pans, much to the delight and excitement of the teachers and students who are very eager to start using the pans. We look forward to great musical performances from the Vivien Vanterpool Primary School playing the steel pans.