Eighteen Standard 1 and 2nd year students from the Scarborough Methodist School received tokens of thanks from National Geographic Learning (NGL) on Monday (October 6, 2014). The students received the tokens for their representation in a NGL Teacher Instructor DVD.
In May 2014, Manager of Gloss Productions, Lyndy-Ann Parks, was the local producer for a project spear headed by US-based National Geographic Learning. The project required that children between ages four to seven be filmed singing a folk song in the classroom. 18 students sang the popular DAYO folk song for inclusion in a Level 1 teacher DVD that was created to aid children worldwide to learn English through song performance.
Permission to film the students was given by the Division of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sport. Trinidad and Tobago was the only Caribbean country to participate in the production. The students, along with the two teachers who taught the students, Jerrana Douglas and Arlene Daniel, received the completed DVD, along with National Geographic Books as tokens of thanks.
National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning, is a leading educational publisher of school, higher learning, English Language Teaching, reference and library materials.