Scores of children have been urged to continue practicing a green lifestyle, especially during the upcoming school year.
The advice came from Coordinator of Camp Moorings Mrs Sasha Gill during the camp’s closing ceremony and showcase held recently at the Savannah Hotel.
“The objectives [of] our 2018 programme included sensitizing participants to the concept of living sustainably by heightening their environmental awareness and instilling in each one a sense of social responsibility regarding environmental protection.
“We have one Earth, which is in trouble owing to man’s lifestyle choices… our youngest members of society should be aware of these challenges and be groomed into [adopting] habits that would [help stop] the Earth’s destruction,” she stressed.
Mrs Gill told parents, “[We believe] that discipline, and not aptitude alone, will influence what your child experiences as failure or success in life. Our future is vested in our children.”
The Coordinator explained that campers, who ranged from six to 11 years old, were taught how to adopt a green lifestyle through tours and experimental activities. She implored the children to continue practicing environmental protection by reducing, reusing and recycling and encouraged parents to get involved in the process.
“We took our recyclables from camp for processing at B’s Recycling and some campers articulated that they had to get more things to bring down another time with parents,” she said.
Campers also visited Nature Fun Ranch, Atlantis Submarines and Barbados Blue, where they learned about the marine environment and the business of Marine Biologist, Andre Miller.
In addition, the children attended a “Poetry in Windows” workshop, geared towards ecological awareness and literacy. It was a collaborative project of the Canadian High Commission, the Future Centre Trust, Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (Corral), the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) and the Youth Development Programme of the Ministry of Youth and Community Empowerment.
Camp Moorings was held at the Seventh Day Adventist School. The programme included academics, gardening, arts and craft and cultural activities such as silt walking and drumming. (PR/CAMP MOORINGS)