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Eleuthran Adventure!

     Eleuthera was amazing!  I had so much fun! The plane was enjoyable because I like being in confined spaces. Exactly when I got off the plane I saw the truck. It was awesome riding around in the back. I loved bouncing around with no seat belt. My favorite part was the rope swing at Whale Point, but it started raining so we had to end it short.                                                                         

 I loved staying at Surfers Haven, it’s a surfing camp run by Mr. Tom and his mother.  Withiery and I played foosball. The food there was also great. Some of my favorite parts were Current Cut snorkeling, looking around in the boiling hole, and walking around in The Hatchet Bay Caves. I hope one day I could go again. I had a great time on the Eleutheran Adventure!                                                                                                                                 Image result for Eleuthera Bahamas

By: Jack

Eleutheran Adventures

Going to Eleuthera was definitely one of the best trips I’ve ever been on.  My favorite parts of the trip were going to the Blue Hole, Queen’s Bath, The Boiling Hole, cliff jumping, turtle races, the rope swing and obviously pranking the boys.

At the Blue Hole we had to jump off a 25 ft. cliff to get into it.  Unless you did what Jack, Withiery and Monica did, which was climbing in on the rocks.  I was the first person to jump in, then Allie and Mr.Tom our amazing tour guide.  Even though jumping off was fun, climbing back in was not.  To get back up you had to climb up a sturdy rope soaking wet.

I also loved going to Queen’s Bath except there were tons of mosquitos because of the recent rainfall and the fresh water breeding ponds.  Queen’s Bath was a rock structure on the oceanside with salt and fresh water ponds.  All of the salt water ponds had small sea life creatures brought in from the ocean’s tidal pool.

The Boiling Hole was also very interesting.  Even though a huge wave came and almost knocked me down onto the jagged rocks.

At the cliff jump, I jumped off the 10 ft. cliff five times.  Nobody jumped off the 20 or 30 ft. cliff.

This year was Mr.Tom’s 2nd Annual Hope Town School Turtle Race.  We don’t actually use real turtles -they’re just old egg carton pieces painted.  My turtle’s name was Franklyn.  He came 3rd in the first race and 1st in the second race.  The races were where we also did the rope swinging into the creek.  While I was swinging I felt like Tarzan swirling around through the jungle.

The best part of the trip was probably the Prank Wars because the girl’s team obviously won.  Allie and I were the only true members to the team because Monica kept on switching between the two teams.

I am so happy to have these people to make this trip happen.

Grade 6 Eleuthera Tour

In Eleuthera we did so many amazing activities I never thought I would ever do, in my entire life.  I went cliff jumping, blue hole jumping, i did a rope swing, searched caves, went snorkeling, and learned some historic facts.My favorite thing was the Boiling Hole and the Blue Hole.

The Boiling Hole is like a rocky hole in the ground , that is about 40 feet wide.  The reason they call it that is because the waves crash against the rocks, making a boiling affect.  It was phenomenal.  Meredith and I were taking a picture when a wave came and almost knocked us off our feet.

My favorite thing we did was the Blue Hole.  It was about 25 feet tall.  I was terrified at first, but then i got up the courage to jump. I was the second one to jump.  What i did was i didn’t think about i just went for it.  You didn’t realize you were doing it until you were in mid air.Meredith and i were the only kids who jumped  (All of adults jumped).  Monica was so close to jumping but thought about it to much.  Withiery and Jack were to scared to even consider to jump into the blue hole.

The rope swing was my second favorite.  We had to swim to the rope and climb up onto the rocks.  Once you were up you would have to swiftly snatch the rope and hold it tight.  Right as you were about to swing you would have to throw your legs around the rope and hold yourself up.  If you didn’t let go you would swing back into the rocks and keep on swinging back and forth.  It was really fun.  While we were doing it it started pouring.  Some honorable mentions of my favorite moments are Queens Bath, cliff jumping, Hatchet Bay cave, trying tameran, and Ms. Liz’s divine and spectacular cooking.

By:Allie

Get Some Exercise

It’s beginning to get hot and it’s time to get sweaty and exercise. Soccer is coming up for Hope Town kids on Tuesdays at 5pm.   Sports are important  to play because  they are good for your health, it is fun, and people who learn a sport can teach others. Track and Field is for running and some Hope Town kids will participate in that event. Time to get out there, get sweaty, and go to the gym! Plus you can play sports with friends, games, and family members.

Information on Soccer: to play soccer with us you need to be 6-12 and you need a consent form with  $10.00 dollars attached.  The coaches  are coach Pete and coach Neil.  Thank you for teaching us to be better soccer players.

 

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by: Withiery

Sun Dried T’s

There is exciting news for Hope Town.  Sun Dried T’s is reopening!  They sell T-shirts,  swimsuits, flip flops, beach toys, sun shirts, tank tops, Bahamian candles and salt, pharmacy items, snacks, souvenir and more.  It is located under the new Hope Town Hideaways building which is across from Froggies next to the town parking lot.

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By: Meredith

Football National Champions!

This past Sunday the Hope Town Bull Sharks and The Makos won the Flag Football National Championship of the Bahamas! Abaco took first in every division; the peewees, the juniors, and even the seniors won their games! The peewee’s game was super close and the junior’s was a mercy rule, which is when a team is losing so badly that they get the ball at the other team’s five yard line! The seniors game was even pretty close too!  Abaco got a very joyful welcome when they got home to the Marsh Harbour airport, with people holding signs, clapping and cheering! I can’t wait to see what happens next year!

by:  Jack

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School Bake Sale!

On February 6th, 2018 Hope Town School 5th grade girls raised over 200 dollars for the mud community in Marsh Harbour.  About two weeks ago, many people lost their homes in a terrible fire. This money will be used towards clothes, mattresses/bed sheets, shoes, and other necessities.  Please support us by stopping by Hope Town Primary the next time we host a bake sale. The kids and parents of the mud community would greatly appreciate your donation.  Thank you to all the people that donated money yesterday -some people even gave a $50 or $20!

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For more information about the fire please visit: NewsPaper Article About The Fire

 

by:  Jack

The Ellipsis Shipwreck!

About 2 weeks ago, a boat known as the Ellipsis wrecked on our sandy beaches.  He had left from Puerto Rico to go to Saint Augustine. This problem occurred because of an anchor failure during a stormy night. Before it was wrecked it had been missing at sea for many nights. The wind led it to our island and when the anchor broke, they thankfully missed the reefs as they crashed to shore. It’s a miracle that both men survived with their two dogs.

The boat was left on the beach for a week until they scrapped the porthole windows, but this caused sand to build up inside the boat.  This weighed it down and very difficult to move.  They were attempting to make it into an artificial reef, but the sand held firm, and before they could do anything else, a day or so later, the rotting and moister caused it to crack. As of now, the waves will toss it to scrap.          Image result for Ellipsis ship wreck in hopetownIMG_0952

For more about this story, please visit the blog Femmes Fatales: Femmes Fatales

by:Jack

Shere Khan

Shere Khan is an a capella singing group from Princeton, New Jersey.  They came here to share their talents with us!  They performed Thursday February 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Saint James Community Center.  Friday February 2nd at 6:00 they performed again at the same place.  It’s $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under twelve.  All the money raised went straight to the Saint James Community Center.

Shere Khan also came to the school to teach the kids how they sing and practice.  The students were able to ask questions about their performances.  We were so delighted to have them come out on their vacation and spend time us!

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By: Meredith

 

Heading To The Top

Every year the schools in Abaco participate in Student of the Year.  This is an event where students get awarded for being top of their grade the year before.  The students that were  chosen from Hope Town Primary are: Brynley Sweeting (Gr.1), Rosie Ziskind (Gr.2), Rose Philogene (Gr.3), Skylar Ogden (Gr.4), Meredith Knowles (Gr.5), and Journey Higgs (Gr.6).  The award ceremony was Friday, Jan.26th, 2018.  Congratulations to all of these amazing kids!

 

By: Meredith