UK kids TV star visits Cayman

| 08/02/2016 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Baroness Benjamin and Premier Alden McLaughlin

(CNS): Once a stage and television star best known for presenting children’s TV in the UK, Floella Benjamin, now Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham, visited Cayman recently to deliver an address at the Commencement Ceremony of the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI). As well as visiting a number of schools, Baroness Benjamin who has had a lifelong interest in education also called on the premier while she was here before delivering here address at the college.

Originally from Trinidad, she moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 10, where she became an actress, presenter, writer, independent producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare, care and education of children across the globe.

For the past 10 years she has been the Chancellor of the University of Exeter. She was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer in 2010, the first Trinidadian woman to be ennobled. In Parliament she leads on children’s issues as well as education, media and diversity matters.

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