Protection of the environment in cases of emergency was reinforced at Youth With a Mission’s King’s Kids camp today.
On the final day of its Easter camp, 20 children were exposed to the dangers of climate change, the work of the Roving Response team and duties of firefighting from representatives of the St. John Fire Station.
“Throughout the camp we were learning about God’s protection and how He takes care of us, so we invited these groups to talk about external protection, especially for the environment and the people who help to keep Barbados safe, just like how God keeps us safe,” camp director and Youth With a Mission volunteer, Ann-Marie Rice, told Barbados TODAY at its Thicketts Plantation, St. Philip location.
Most of the children are from nearby primary schools, including Hilda Skeene Primary, St. Philip’s Primary and Society Primary.
After a talk about the impact of environmental changes from Climate Change – Deal with it, the Roving Response team told the children about the types of situations they usually responded to and the tools they used to do it — and even allowed the children to try on life jackets and get behind the driver’s seat of response vehicles.
Firefighters walked the children through their equipment as well and allowed them to see first-hand how the hose is used for extinguishing fires. (LW)