Anguilla National Trust Holds Environmental And Cultural Summer Programme For Anguilla’s Youth

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By admin August 19, 2011 09:56

Anguilla National Trust Holds Environmental And Cultural Summer Programme For Anguilla’s Youth

 

From 8-12 August, thirteen young people participated in the Anguilla National Trust’s environmental and cultural heritage summer programme, sponsored by the Department of Youth and Culture through the Youth ESCAPE initiative.



Making johnny cakes
Making johnny cakes

The purpose of the camp was to provide an opportunity for young people to participate in cultural and environmental activities and to learn first-hand about the connections between the two.


At Prickly Pear
At Prickly Pear

With clear skies and calm waters, this year’s camp was filled with challenging but enjoyable sessions. The week of activities was facilitated by a number of individuals and included a culinary session, facilitated by Mr. Lucien Fleming and ANT staff, during which participants made sweet potato dumplings and fried cakes; an outdoor lesson on Anguilla’s salt harvesting heritage and a practical fishpot making exercise both facilitated by Mr. Lionel Lloyd; and a presentation on Anguilla’s fishing industry followed by an afternoon of line fishing at Sandy Ground conducted by Mr. Edwin Carty. 

Making jams and sugar cakes with Karla Hughes
Making jams and sugar cakes with Karla Hughes


Building fishpots
Building fishpots

The participants also had the opportunity to watch the recently released documentary on boat racing, Nuttin’ Bafflin. Other outdoor activities included a hike at Captain’s Bay, a hike through Katouche Valley to Sandy Ground, an afternoon at Little Bay Marine Park, and a day at Prickly Pear which involved a hike around the western part of the cay and a guided snorkel tour of the Prickly Pear Marine Park waters. Photographs of the week’s activities have been posted on the Anguilla National Trust facebook page.


Hiking to Sandy Ground
Hiking to Sandy Ground

The ANT would like to thank the Department of Youth and Culture for providing the Trust the opportunity to be a part of the Youth ESCAPE programme for the third consecutive year, all of the programme’s facilitators, Mr. Emile Lloyd for the boat transportation to Prickly Pear cay, Allan Ruan and Prickly Pear Restaurant for catering lunch, and to the participants who made this year’s camp a fun and memorable experience for all involved. 

Chef Jaime treating some of the participants to an informative, interesting and tempting, cooking demonstration
Chef Jaime treating some of the participants to an informative, interesting and tempting, cooking demonstration

– Press Release


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