Graduates Micarla Archer and Keemo Baird accept their Demonstration of SFL Benefits award from Jerry Blenman (interim), President of the National Sports Council.
The Golden Lions took the House of the Year Award.
Graduates of Sports for Life Inc. programme honoured
SPORTS for Life Barbados Inc. honoured thirty of its participants, ranging from thirteen secondary schools, who had completed the nine month journey of the programme, and were leaving with the hopes of using the knowledge and skills gained in their lives to come.
The programme started with remarks from the Director, Kathy Harper-Hall, where she explained the vision of the programme, and gave a synopsis of the year’s events to the audience.
Sports for Life is a legacy programme of World Cup 2007, in its seventh year, for children of 12-14 years, conducted at the Kensington Oval in memory of Stephen Alleyne. It offers Remedial Mathematics and English, Reading, Life Skills, HIV/AIDS Education, Information Technology, Crafts, Drama, Martial Arts and Cricketing Skills.
The evening was about celebrating with the participants for their achievements. The Youngest Participant Award went to Jermaine Henry of the Parkinson Memorial School. The awards for the best attendance – 27 of 28 classes – went to Nathanael Niles of the Frederick Smith Secondary School and Tristen Nurse of St. Leonard’s Boys Secondary School. The Female Cricketer of the Year went to Danielle Chambers of the Alma Parris Secondary School, and the Male Cricketer of the Year went to Tireak Williams of the St. George Secondary School.
The Male Participant of the year went to Jayden Haynes of the Alleyne School. He copped the awards in Exemplary Deportment, Industry Award (General Helpfulness), Progressive Achievement and finally Good performance in English and Literacy.
The Female Participant of the Year and overall Participant of the Year was Micarla Archer of the Combermere School. She was outstanding and walked away with many awards, including Demonstration of benefits of SFL; Most Diligent Participant; Good Performance in English and Literacy; IT Student of the Year; Most Enthusiastic Participant; Progressive Achievement and Exemplary Deportment.
The participants were also divided into houses, and the House of the Year award went to the Golden Lions.
Volunteer were also awarded, and Kevon Squires was given Staff Member of the Year, though it was reinforced that all staff are staff members of the year. For the parents, Cheryl Branch, mother of Dylan Branch, was given an award in thanks for her high level of interest and also her aid during the programme.�