Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton, has appealed to parents and children to play their part in the education process, so as to be successful in life.
Addressing the St. James 4-H parish Achievement Day, at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, in Granville, St. James, recently, Mr. Fulton emphasised that administrators, teachers, parents and students all have an important role to play in education.
He emphasised the importance of literacy, and of young people achieving a skill, adding that the 4-H movement can be considered a very successful group of leaders and trainers, capturing the young people of the nation and guiding them to develop their full potential.
“But, it is difficult to do so if you do not play your part,” he told the more than 800 students and parents present.
Focusing on the students, Mr. Fulton told them that, “the part that you must play is to pay attention to your lessons in school. You must respect your teachers, your parents and your elders. You must also take healthy living seriously,” he said.
Representatives from approximately 40 registered clubs from schools across the parish participated in competitions covering approximately 17 disciplines, including ‘Public Speaking’, ‘Animal Care and Management’, ‘Application and Maintenance of Farm Machinery’, ‘Budding and Grafting’, ‘Cake Baking’, and ‘Decorating’, among others.
Caldon Shirley, a student of the Montego Bay Community College was declared the Boy of the Year for the parish, while Siegel Allen of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School, in Montego Bay, was declared the Girl of the Year.
Winners in the different disciplines will go on to compete in the National Achievement Day to be held later this year.
CONTACT: BRYAN MILLER
JIS REGIONAL OFFICE