See the video produced by the Ryerson University Interns in 2018!
Our music program grows stronger and stronger with our very own ECC Drum Group, and student Ronel Escarment becoming National Winners in the 2015 Bahamas National Arts Festival (BNAF). This is Ronel’s second year in a row taking home first place in a singing category!
The community is starting to recognize the musical talent of our students. Our award winning Drum Group and Ronel were recently invited back to perform at the Abaco Christmas Festival, and the Hope Town Music Festival.
Our documentary, Every Child Counts, tells the inspiring and uplifting tale of a group of parents in a small island community who were faced with a bleak situation; other children bullied their learning-disabled children, and their teachers weren’t trained to deal with them. Some of the parents were even told that their children could not attend school.
The film traces the humble origins of the school which began with just a handful of volunteers and concerned parents to its present day status as a beacon of hope to the nation and a shining example of what a school can be.
World premiere screening of the documentary held April, 2014 in Nassau
Featured at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival November,2014
Canadian premiere TV Ontario January, 2015
Abaco, Bahamas screenings Winter, 2015
Featured at Barry University, Miami, FL November, 2015
12th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival in Nassau on Thursday, December, 2015
ECC has been competing in Special Olympics Bahamas since 2008. 2015 was our best year yet with one of our competitors making it to the Global Special Olympics in LA. Serena Newton, the youngest competitor for Team Bahamas, won silver for the 25 metre breast stroke, and 4 x 25 metre relay. In 2019, Latonya Moss won two golds in Bocce during the Abu Dhabi Special Olympics.
On the left: Richia Wright carries the torch at Special Olympics opening ceremony.
On the right: Latonya Moss winning two gold medals in Bocce at the Special Olympics.
ECC has gone green! September 2014 marked the implementation of our Go Green Committee’s action plan that covers: waste, energy, biodiversity, water and healthy snacks. Our eco-school program has been going strong as we were awarded the Eco-School Entry Award for the BREEF(Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation) Coastal Competition. By 2019 there has been 24 solar panels installed and there is a planned integration of solar energy into the new assisted living centre for older students/graduates.
Keith Clarke, member of the ECC Green School Eco-Comittee accepts the coveted Eco-School Entry Award for the BREEF Coastal Competition. Pictured with Keith are Wynsome Ferguson from Ministry of Tourism (l) and ECC teacher Ellen Hardy (r) ECC Green School coordinator.