Miss World Bahamas Brinique Gibson made her first official public appearance when she met the students and staff of the Garvin Tynes Primary School yesterday. Highlighting her trip was a visit to the school’s autistic center, where she read to the special needs children.
“I was extremely happy to know that I had the opportunity to speak to the larger school, as well as their autistic unit,” said Gibson.
“The core message I wanted to get out was that children can do anything they set their minds to do. I really want to let them know despite the difficulty in learning, or any challenges they may experience in their day to day activities, they can push through like I did and overcome any barriers, especially with the autistic kids.”
Miss World Bahamas also gave the primary school students a speech on the importance of eating healthy, focusing in school, and honoring their parents.
“I think it is extremely important to target the adults that will be buying the food and also trying to get the message to kids themselves, then hopefully when it’s time to actually make the healthy choice, they remember what I have said to them,” said Gibson.
“It is very important you pay attention to your teachers and also listen to your parents.”
“When at school, pay attention in class. Don’t disturb the teacher or the person on the side of you, because everyone deserves to have a chance of a good education.”
“At home, I want you to ask your parents is there anything that you can do to assist them because parents love that stuff. It is very important to respect your parents as well.”
This article was written by RIEL MAJOR, Eyewitness News intern.