On October 5th, Baark was honored to be invited by Travis Robinson MP to attend a historic event, the launch ceremony of the Bahamas’ first Virtual Community School for Bain and Grants Town as part of the Ministry of Education’s Virtual Learning Platform. 

The newly created Graycliff Campus comprises of a socially distanced class room, complete with perspex screens and every resource needed for the students’ virtual learning experience including tablets and notebooks. This is all being made possible by the Garzaroli Family, owners of the Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant. 

The 72 students enrolled in the program will attend in small groups, alternating with their own school classrooms, and will even be enrolled in a learn to swim program in a pool on the premises. 

This was a great opportunity for us to introduce our new Baark colouring book, which incorporates a story written by our Education Coordinator, Shelley Hardman, and mirrors the education program we take to Primary Schools in the Bahamas. With the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, the coloring book is a way to reach more children and communicate our message about spaying and neutering, dog safety and responsible pet ownership in a safe and efficient way. 

The book also has an important section on Hurricane Preparedness for Pet owners, an issue that Baark realized needed to be addressed after our rescue work in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019.