The National 4H Club of Dominica visited St. Lucia for two weeks during the Easter break.
A total of 90 students from primary & secondary schools including the St. Mary’s Academy, Convent High, St. Mary’s Primary, St. Martin’s Primary, Massacre/Canefield Primary and the Grand Bay Primary, were in attendance.
During their stay in St. Lucia, the 4Hers visited places of interesting including farms and heritage sites. They performed community service at the camp site and strengthened the bonds of friendship for personal growth, and for continued development of the 4H programme and OECS integration. Members also participated in a general knowledge quiz on the 4H movement organized by the Grand Bay Primary School.
Akim Ishmael of the Convent High School taught the students the method of making marble cake. Florette Carette, Vice Principal of the Grand Bay Primary School, addressed the students on overall demeanour and keeping their environment clean. Mrs. Norissa Peters, Vice Principal of the St. Mary’s Primary, spoke to the students about bullying. St. Joseph District Health Nurse, Sylvia Julien also educated the students about good hygiene and Mr. Shayne Gibbons, local leader at St. Mary’s Academy, inspired students to be God-fearing through daily prayer.
The Dominican 4Hers introduced the idea of forming a 4H club to the grade 6 students of the St. Aloysius R.C. Boys Primary School, located in the heart of Castries, St. Lucia. The idea was highly appreciated. The reintroduction of the 4H movement in St. Lucia is now underway.
Camp director, Mr. Bert Paul, addressed the grade 6 students on the 4H movement. He highlighted some of the major benefits to the up and coming members: “4H prepares students to step up to the challenges in their community and the world by using research-based programming around positive youth development. 4H youth get the hands-on experience that will enable them to become model citizens in society.”
The goal of 4H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility, and life skills of youth through experimental learning programmes and a positive youth developmental approach.
Awards for the 4H Easter Camp.
Most Disciplined Students:
Primary: Boy: Nathan Webb (St. Mary’s Primary)
Girl: Edia Jno. Baptiste (St. Martin’s Primary)
Secondary: Boy: Chaucer Baron (St. Mary’s Academy)
Girl: Leona Dover (Convent High School)
Most Organized School:
Primary: Grand Bay Primary
Secondary: St. Mary’s Academy
Most Discipline School:
Primary: St. Martin’s Primary
Secondary: St. Mary’s Academy
Primary: Taye Theordore (St. Mary’s Primary)
Secondary: Tyreese Francis (St. Mary’s Academy)
Primary: Nataani Isidore (St. Martin’s Primary)
Secondary: Leona Dover (Convent High School)
Most Helpful Parents: 1. Deborah Darroux (Convent High School)
2. Joycelyn Richards (Massacre/Canefield Primary School)
Most Helpful Teachers: 1. Ruth Paul (St. Mary’s Academy)
2. Florette Carrette (Grand Bay Primary School)
Most Helpful Boys Primary: 1. Emilio Sanford (Massacre/Canefield Primary School)
2. Marlon Maxim (Grand Bay Primary School)
Most Helpful Boys Secondary: 1. Malik Darroux (St. Mary’s Academy)
2. Camrann George (St. Mary’s Academy)
Most Helpful Girls Primary: 1. Arkysha Jno. Baptiste (Grand Bay Primary School)
2. Diamond Small (Massacre/Canefield Primary School)
Most Active Parent: Giselle Jno. Baptiste (St. Mary’s Primary)
Most Active Teacher: Shayne Gibbons (St. Mary’s Academy)
Most Active Student: David Maximea (Massacre/Canefield Primary School)