The students at the Mucurapo Girls Roman Catholic School were in their glee at the Read for the Record Day 2015 as they were the centre of much attention. The Read for the Record Day is an initiative of the Bridge Foundation that facilitates critical skills for learning and literacy development among young children in Trinidad and Tobago and across the world. This year in a bid to demonstrate social responsibility and to give back to local communities, Jet Blue and Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) joined with the Bridge Foundation to participate in the event. The project involves getting most people to read the same book at the same time in many different countries. The year 2015, marked the sixth year of participation by schools in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2014, over 80 schools and 27,000 students participated in the event.
The Authority was represented by Deputy General Manager, Estate Planning and Business Development, Mrs. Adrienne Ayers-Allen and Deputy General Manager Operations, Mr. Oswald Bruce at the Mucurapo Girls' Roman Catholic School on October 20th 2015. Paul Parawan, General Manager of JetBlue Airways at the Piarco International Airport was the representative from Jet Blue. The airport managers spoke to the children on the importance of reading and shared how reading had positively influenced and shaped their personal and professional lives.
This year, the book which was selected to be read was Not Norman: A Goldfish Story about Pet Responsibility and responseability. The more books read on Read for Record the Day means more books donated to children in need across the world.