FORTY-three future environmental enthusiasts, their parents and seven teachers from Naomi Blatch Primary School spent a day cleaning up the public beach in South Beach with Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett.
Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald accompanied Mr Dorsett, who has maintained the importance of educating young students about environmental stewardship.
Joy Wells-Rolle, principal of Naomi Blatch, was pleased with the success of the cleanup. “Part of our curriculum states that we must train our children how to care for the environment so we thought it would be very fitting to take them to some place that they are aware of, they come to all the time and they are familiar with,” she said.
“This is our first community service and we are partnering with Dolphin Encounters for a beach party cleanup. This is a very meaningful activity. I’m sure that when they return home to their parents and family they will tell them about what they did today and hopefully encourage them to keep our environment, our coastline very clean and pristine.”
Mrs Wells-Rolle said the beach cleanup will be an annual activity for Naomi Blatch students. Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald accompanied Mr Dorsett, who has maintained the importance of educating young students about environmental stewardship.