St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs has recently shared a glimpse of the Learner Support Summer Program, which was organised for students across the world.
According to the update shared by the ministry, this program is a ‘Field Trip to Body Pond’.
As per the recent social media update shared by the Agriculture Ministry of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, on 28th June 2023, the Learner Support Program (LSP) visited The Body Pond Rehabilitation Site in the Body Pond area.
The update also informed that the LSP group is comprised of students from All Saints Secondary, Sir Novel Richards Academy and the Ottos Comprehensive Schools. As a part of the LSP Summer Program, with week one’s theme being: “Let’s Explore the Rainforest, the Body Pond Nature Park was an ideal area to explore the “local forest” and learn about the tropical forests of Antigua and Barbuda as well as the rehabilitation work.
According to the update shared by the ministry, the students arrived and were excited to get into action. They were divided into two groups to plant Raspberry and Mahogany trees. There were 20 trees to be planted.
It further claimed that it was most noteworthy and mentioned that the Forestry Officer commented that in all her years of conducting these exercises, the LSP group was by far the most effective in planting and watering the plants.
The ministry concluded that the students were attentive and followed instructions even in their excitement, thus proving that even with challenges, neurological or otherwise, quality work and activities can be had with just some guidance, little patience and do not forget with a lot of fun! “Great job, Forestry thanks for the experience, and keep up the good work,” it mentioned.