June 19, 2009
NCCP presents recorders to Grade Five students

The Social Investment fund is continuing to support music in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On Tuesday, June 16, 2009, the National Commission on Crime Prevention (NCCP) presented 25 descant recorders to Grade Five pupils of the Marriaqua Government School, compliments the Social Investment Fund (SIF).{{more}}

Speaking at the ceremony, Inspector Jonathan Nicholls said music is a good way to channel the youth’s energy in the right direction. He told the students that music helps to build the mind, and told them that they could pursue a career in music if they desire.

Director of the NCCP Jennita Lewis said the students are the first recipients of recorders and she urged them to take good care of them.

Parliamentary Representative for the area, Girlyn Miguel, said in order for one to be a musician, one must be a disciplined person. She said the students are very fortunate to learn how to play recorders at this stage because she never learned to play a recorder until she was at the Teachers’ College. Minister Miguel said the recorders will assist the students with Mathematics. She commended the National Commission on Crime Prevention on their hard work. Minster Miguel urged the students to take care of the recorders and hoped that one day she will be given the opportunity to hear them play the instruments.