Rotaract Club of South Barbados rewards Barbadian children who flew in “Come Fly” at Queen’s College School, Husbands, Saint James

The Rotaract Club of South Barbados successfully concluded its first community service project since its installation in January of this year. The project entitled “Come Fly,” focussed upon the art of kite making with a series of free workshops for secondary school children. The workshops concluded with a kite flying competition on Queen’s College grounds where students showcased their handiwork.

Akio Odle receiving his for the Most Knowledgeable student at the kite making workshops from President Karen Perch

18 students from six local secondary schools participated in the three-week workshop held on Saturdays. On competition day, it was Dana Bayley, Cherise Thorne and Melanie John-Taylor, the all female trio from Queen’s College, who captured the coveted first prize. The second prize was awarded to the Lodge School team of Kadeem Bennett, Jareem Thomas and Shakeen Neblett.

The Combermere School team of Megan Trotman, Eric Trotman and Java Sealy secured the third prize with their creation which was also the largest kite in the competition. Event Judge Philip Garner lauded the efforts of the Club and encouraged it to organise a similar event next year. Participant in the workshops and kite flying competition, Javal Tudor of St. Leonard’s Boys said he enjoyed the workshops and encourage the Rotaract Club to organise similar activities aimed at teaching secondary students how to make craft.

1st place team - "Come Fly" competition

Sponsors of the kite making workshops and kite flying competition included C&I Hardware, Purity Bakeries, Blades Trophies, Sheraton Mall, Harrison Cave, Atlantis Submarines, Art Hub, Rotherley Construction, Dis and Dat Bargain Store and FabFashion.

Javal Tudor receiving his award for the Most Enthusiastic student at the kite making workshops and competition from President Karen Perch

Rotaract is a global non-profit service organisation for young men and women who have an interest in addressing the needs of their community and fostering greater international awareness. There are more than 8,200 Rotaract Clubs worldwide with some 160,000 members.

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