Mailbox – Dame Nellie Robinson Scripted!

The founder of the TOR Memorial School is Antigua and Barbuda’s sole female national hero and she is now scripted on the pages of a new publication that will, presumably, find its way in to the hands of students across the Caribbean – and especially Antigua and Barbuda.


Press Release

Information on Antigua & Barbuda’s lone female national hero Dame Georgianna (Nellie) Robinson has been included in a new Social Studies textbook that has already been adopted for use in schools in a number of other neighbouring Caribbean Islands.

The Collins Caribbean Social Studies 1 and the accompanying workbook has a picture of English Harbour on the cover and is designed for use in first form classrooms.  It is part of a three book series for 1st – 3rd form.

The two-page spread introduces the region’s youth to Dame Nellie and speaks of her motivation, accomplishments and awards. It also encourages students through recommended activities to find out more about celebrated Antiguans & Barbudans .

Other well-known Caribbean heroes mentioned in the history section of this social studies text include: Ronald Webster of Anguilla, George F.L, Charles of Saint Lucia, Dame Nita Barrow of Barbados and Sir Eric Gairy of Grenada.

Incidentally The British Book Publisher Awards  has within the last few days named  Harper Collins the publisher of the year for Academic , Educational and Professional  books for the second year in a row.

social studies 1

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