Primary school students sit in on National Assembly

Students of the Irish Town Primary School with Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Curtis Martin; Central Basseterre Parliamentary Representative, Hon. Marcella Liburd and Teacher Mrs. Cleo Cogger

ST. KITTS, MARCH 25TH 2010 (CUOPM) – Eighteen students and a teacher from the Irish Town Primary School in Basseterre were welcomed Wednesday to the gallery of the National Assembly Chambers.

Speaker of the lawmaking body, Hon. Curtis Martin, in welcoming the Grade Four students and their teacher, Mrs. Cleo Cogger, noted that he is a former student of the Irish Town Primary School.

He further noted that the students are required to observe the proceedings of the National Assembly as part of their studies on the topic of “Government.”

“Students should also be able to identify the Speaker of the House and its members,” said Coggers.

Grade Four students of the Irish Town Primary School seated in the gallery of the St. Kitts and Nevis National assembly (photos by Erasmus Williams)

Each student and the teacher were personally greeted by the Speaker on his arrival at Government Headquarters. Parliamentary Representative for Central Basseterre Hon. Marcella Liburd (St. Christopher 2 – Labour) Hon Marcella Liburd also greeted and took a photograph with the students on the steps of Government Headquarters.

The session was the first day of the debate following the presentation of the 2010 Budget Address.

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