For four week they worked to “perfect” their skills in a variety of areas and last Saturday they got the opportunity to show them off before their family and friends.
The occasion was the climax of the NIFCA Arts Camp 2013 of the National Cultural Foundation with a showcase at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed.
The four-week camp, catered to children ages six – 16, and taught performing and visual arts around a cultural theme. This year’s theme, “Man Overboard”, paid tribute to the 150th Anniversary of The Barbados Landship.
The campers were able to showcase all they had learnt about the Landship through music, dance, drama, creative writing and visual arts at Saturday’s event, the highlight of which was the Maypole dance, admirably performed by several of the campers.
Camp Director Raquel Yarde, noted that the camp promoted holistic growth in the children. She also expressed her desire to see the camp continued yearly and to be extended into a six-week affair.
Following the showcase, there was a presentation of awards during which each of the 55 children enrolled in the camp received certificates. Special awards were also given to the most outstanding students in each subject and age group, as well as to the most outstanding male and female campers.