This book was inspired by parents, teachers and students of the Salvation Army School in Belize
City, the Pilgrim Fellowship Mennonite School in Hattieville, and the Hattieville Government School.
Having taught at each of these institutions for several years, it was my privilege and joy to
prepare students for various occasions such as end of school programs, September Celebrations,
Christmas Programs, and the Festival of Arts. Some of the poems were performed as skits, while
others were recited by individuals wearing appropriate costumes. Several parents and
teachers have encouraged me to compile the poems and to distribute them to schools so that
more Belizean students can benefit from them