Over the years, our student education programme has helped teachers bring their lesson plans to life by giving students in New Providence the opportunity to travel to the Family Islands to explore the culture and ecosystems they study in school each day.
This past April, we enhanced our programme to extend the same opportunity to our Family Islands students. Now, children in Eleuthera and Andros can take a day-trip to the nation’s capital to visit historical sites and meet notable figures in Bahamian life.
Our Nassau-based student day-away programme includes tours of Fort Charlotte, the Bahamas National Trust, Educulture Junkanoo Museum and Government House, where students get to meet and take pictures with the governor general.
We are pleased to announce that this leg of our programme is already off to a wonderful start. On our first excursion, we accommodated 117 students, parents and teachers associated with the Laura L. Anderson Primary, Samuel Guy Primary and North Eleuthera High Schools. The trip proved to be an exciting and informative experience for the students and chaperones alike.
As part of our student education programme, we provide round-trip services, bus transportation/tours as well as lunch for our passengers. As an incentive, we also include free accommodations for one teacher per 15 students who travel.
At Bahamas Ferries, we take pride in our efforts to give back to communities, and this educational programme is just one of the ways we plan to maintain that connection with our youth.