October 28

The Origin of Pilly the Pelican


Who is Pilly the Pelican?

Pilly the Pelican is a source of inspiration for children. He is inspired by the pelican found in the Barbados Coat-of-arms and on the crest of the University of the West Indies.

For us, the pelican represents a symbol of Pride, Industry, Education, Imagination and Excellence for people of Barbados and the Caribbean and was thought to be the perfect icon to represent Pilly the Pelican books.

Author and Founder of The Pilly Pelican Company, Gregory Skeete a.k.a. “Engineer Greg” has been visiting schools across the island since 2013, sharing stories and words of inspiration with boys and girls, encouraging them to find their best selves.

Engineer Greg visits Primary Schools
Engineer Greg has written and published two books so far, namely “A Day in the Life of Axel the Ant” in 2013 and “Milk Making” in 2014.

Axel the Ant went on win a National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Bronze Award in 2013, and was the first book in the history of the competition to win in the e-book format on Amazon Kindle. NIFCA is the island’s premier literary arts competition.

Milk Making was launched in September 2014 at the Grantley Prescod Primary School in association with Pine Hill Dairy, the largest Dairy Producer in Barbados, at the launch of their Primary School Essay Writing Competition.

The book was designed to teach children about the benefits of drinking milk and how the process works from an engineer’s perspective.


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