Prospect-Nevis-A brief but the significant ceremony was held at the Cicely Browne Integrated School, on the morning of Monday 22nd November.
The ceremony was geared to the launching of the Vocational life skills program for the school, with a focus on Cooking.
The principal at the school, Mrs. Violet Clarke, in chairing the proceedings, noted that the program is essentially geared towards teaching the children how to cook.
A wider perspective of the program, involves education on Nutrition, creating recipes; preparing food and finding out how food grows.
The children will also get to visit such places as Supermarkets, the abattoir and the Agro-processing plant.
The education officer responsible for the school, Miss Teres Dore, congratulated the main donor of the kitchen equipment, Ms. Joan Cotton, for her generous contribution to the program. Not only has Ms. Cotton donated a fair supply of kitchen equipment, but she will also lead out in ensuring that the children are properly schooled in the culinary arts.
She has had over fifty years of experience in dealing with children with special needs.
She also thanked the Ministry of Health, through the Health Promotions Unit, for their continued partnership with the school.
Senior Health Educator, Ms. Shavonne Nisbett, elaborated on the partnership with the school.
This time around, they have donated coloring books and placemats, which contain material that will all serve to emphasize what the children will learn in their class sessions.
Also on hand, were Ms. Joan Cotton and Ms. Tanya Lowe, along with some of the teachers and students from the school.