The St Mark’s Primary School donated three large hampers to the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness (BAEH) on Monday as a part of the college’s activities to commemorate World Food Day, which is internationally recognised on October 16.
Early childhood co-ordinator on the Blades Hill, St Philip school, Roserly Welch, told Barbados TODAY that it was necessary to offer back to society and show the less fortunate care.
“The varsity normally embarks on some form of project for World Food Day; we had slightly break with the COVID-19 pandemic but we’ve been doing it for in excess of 5 years,” she said. “We normally have an awesome response from our parent population although the college is in a community where residents do not likely have plenty of affluent individuals or resources.”
Welch said that the scholars also participated in a food showcase.
“What we normally do, together with other activities, is to have a showcase of dishes from various nations. A bunch from each class normally does some form of project surrounding the country of their selection and on a given day, there may be food sampling.
“They showcase food from international countries equivalent to Korea and Japan or Italy and a few Caribbean countries like Barbados and Trinidad. The youngsters normally have a grand time and it’s a wonderful learning experience for them.
“We recognise that education is greater than what happens when the teacher stands in front of scholars to show maths and English so we attempt to broaden their horizons and be sure that they’ve quite a lot of experiences where ever possible.”
Acting operations manager on the BAEH Rica Edey thanked the college for its generosity and encouraged the scholars to never stop sharing. (SZB)