Gingerland-Nevis-The Geography and Social Studies Department at the Gingerland Secondary School, recently celebrated a week of activities.

According to Miss Philicia Walters, head of the Department, the week was meant to highlight the importance of the critical subject areas and to provide an atmosphere for the further development of the students involved.

The week commenced with a church service at the Fenton Hill Church of God on Sunday 5th February.

On Monday 6th February, there was a brief opening ceremony for the week of activities, which was held during the morning assembly period.

Mr. Curtis Morton deputized for the previously announced featured speaker, Mr. Andrew Hendrickson, Manager at the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), who was unfortunately ill. Morton spoke on the topic of POLLUTION and admonished the students to take care of their environment.

Tuesday 7th to Thursday 10th February, the students were involved in various field trips. On two consecutive days, various students visited the Sanitary Landfill at Long Point, where they were given an exclusive tour of the facility by Manager Rudy Browne, who educated them on the daily operations there.

Other activities involved a coastal field trip and cleanup activities at the school’s premises.

A bake sale which was used as a fund raiser was also held on Thursday 9th February.

Based on the comments coming from some of the students, the week of activities was indeed meaningful and enlightening.

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