When you let God lead, you are less likely to encounter problems was the advice offered to students attending the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation’s Summer School 2013 at the George Lamming Primary School.
The advice was offered during a graduation ceremony at the school at Flint Hall, St. Michael this morning for the class of 79 students. They were told by featured speaker and Principal of the Reynold Weekes Primary School, Joseph Clarke, that seeking God’s leadership was a proactive approach and not a reactive one when involved in problem solving. He also reminded them that when they commit their ways to the Lord they would save themselves much worry and anxiety.
“Continue on the path of growth and let God continue to lead you,” Clarke said. “You will learn that in order to achieve anything meaningful in life, you will have to make sacrifices or you will have to defer some things that you love in order to invest in the future. You are not alone, we here once sat where you are now sitting in order to achieve our goals. We had to give up hours of play and leisure time in order to attend extra classes so that our reading, English and mathematics would improve.”
The principal advised that God was to be the central being in their lives and they should allow Him to guide them daily. He added that they must choose wisely who they would follow.
“There will be many voices in your heads that would say ‘Come, follow me!’ but you should follow positive role models. These would be persons who would encourage you to do what is right. Your teachers would tell you that you need to think critically, that applies to the things you do every day other than your school work,” he explained.
The summer school report for the five-week camp was delivered by Andrea Cheltenham who encouraged the students to return to school putting God first and working hard. She insisted that they should put God first and undoubtedly success will follow.
The children then showcased their skill in Barbadian theatre arts through presentations of stilt walking, Landship reenactments, bell chiming and tuk band drumming. This was through the Cultural and Historical Exposure for Kids in School, also known as the CHEKS, programme which officials described as a success.