Brighton Environmental two-week Summer Programme climaxes
August 27, 2013

Brighton Environmental two-week Summer Programme climaxes

The Brighton Environmental Summer Programme came to a close on Friday, August 23, at the Brighton Methodist School.Put on by Peace Corps volunteers, the programme ran for two weeks and saw some 50 children between the ages of five and15 in attendance.{{more}}

Peace Corps volunteer Noelle Knight told SEARCHLIGHT the programme focused on climate change, community clean ups, art projects and teaching the children the importance of recycling.

Knight who hails from the United States, and has been living in Brighton for the past year and a half, said before the commencement of the programme, 10 local volunteers were trained on facilitation, leadership, climate change and the environmnent.

She added that over the two weeks of the programme, the children also played football, made clay pots and went on a field trip to the Botanic Gardens.

“I think the kids really enjoyed themselves. Some of them did not even want to go home,” Knight chuckled.

At the closing ceremony, an exhibition of the children’s art and clay work were on display.

They also showcased their talent by performing songs and dance pieces.

Individual and group awards were also distributed to the participants.

Knight expressed gratitude to the Football Federation for donating equipment; she also thanked the National Trust and the Craft Centre in Kingstown.

Further, she thanked the principal of the Brighton Methodist School for allowing them to use their compound; Karib Cable, the Peace Corps, Ying Yang Martial Arts and Coreas.(KW)