May 19, 2006

Schools vie for environment prize

Schools all across St. Vincent have just one week to see that their surroundings are made to be environmentally friendly.

The Environmental Health Service Unit in conjunction with CWSA and the Rotary Clubs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines launched the environmentally friendly school competition on Tuesday at the Ministry of Health conference room.{{more}}

Stephen Roberts, representative of the Rotary Club South, said the competition highlights a very important aspect of natural development, which is keeping our surroundings clean. He said that students should do this not just once in a while but as a sustained venture.

Public Relations Officer of the CWSA, Joan Ryan stated that because of the competition, schools are ensuring that they are environmentally clean. She further stated that the schools would be visited regularly throughout the year in order to encourage them to maintain their clean surroundings.

For this year’s competition the CWSA has donated $3,000 worth of prizes for schools placing first, second and third.

The winner of last year’s contest was the New Adelphi Secondary School.