Education Minister congratulates students involved in recent clean-up efforts

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:45

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has congratulated students of the El Dorado West, Bon Air Secondary Schools and St Anthony’s College for their participation in two separate projects to protect and preserve the environment.

The El Dorado West Secondary School students, in collaboration with the RBC Young Leaders Project recently took part in the “WE Campaign” to create a nation which produces less waste and encourages the conservation of our wildlife.

They began this endeavour at school by enforcing a recycling system which encouraged the student population to recycle their used bottles and also brought awareness to the number of plastic items that were used on a daily basis. 

Additionally, the students and their teachers participated in a beach clean-up exercise at the popular Manzanilla Beach on Sunday 25th March, 2018.

They picked up approximately 70 bags of garbage along the beach. The main items collected were plastic, glass bottles and styrofoam containers.

Meanwhile, another group of 41 students and teachers from the Bon Air Secondary School and St. Anthony’s College, successfully executed a similar Educational Awareness and Beach Clean Up exercise, removing 26 bags of garbage from the Chaguaramas Beach on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

This exercise was initiated as part of the Marine Environment Education Programme in T&T (MEEPTT), at the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) on Wednesday March 21st 2018. 

Minister Garcia is urging all students to get involved in more of these civic-minded exercises and to let the experience serve as a motivation to make a positive difference in the society and to continue working towards making Trinidad and Tobago a better place.