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West St. George holds its first WFD Harvest

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The West St. George Secondary School held its inaugural World Food Day Harvest on October 16, 2008, at the school’s premises at Belair.{{more}}

The event began with a prayer of thanksgiving by Casairo Cumberbatch, a member of staff. Appropriately, songs and choruses of thanksgiving followed and were well punctuated by the rhythmic beats of the bom drum and tambourines.

The Ceremony also featured a few short speeches by the Principal Asfo Stephens and Leader of the school’s Environmental Club, Ms Khadisha Plaugh, a teacher at the school. Stephens admonished the students about the wastage of food and reminded them of the millions of people around the world who are affected by the global food shortage.

Plaugh addressed the students on this year’s World Food Day theme. She encouraged everyone to take care of the environment, to conserve and use energy wisely and to create vegetable gardens. The school’s Environmental Club has already planted a vegetable garden on the compound. Chive, tomatoes, peppers and corn are among the items planted.

Following the ceremony, three families in the school’s vicinity were presented with gift baskets consisting of the items that were on display.

The event was jointly coordinated by Plaugh and another teacher, Girl Guide Leader Ms Azonya Vanloo.