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The St. James 4-H Club staged its annual Parish Achievement Day Thursday(March 5), with clubbities and leaders across the parish coming out in their numbers to display their skills and win attractive prizes.
The event, held at the Irwin Primary School under the theme: ‘Youth response to food security,’ included displays in agro processing, project work, recycling, floral arrangement, culinary skills, containerised gardening, and a variety of crafts and textile work. Acting Custos of St. James, Enel Brydson, in addressing the opening ceremony, congratulated the young people on the quality of the displays, which he said, highlighted an awareness of the importance of food security. “When I visited a few of the displays and exhibits and saw what was produced, I felt hopeful. If each family can provide even 40 per cent of what they would normally go into the supermarket to buy, then we are well on our way,” he stated. He encouraged them to continue on the path of creativity and productivity, while stating that the residents of the parish were in full support of the 4-H programme. Guest speaker at the ceremony, Regional President of the 4-H Junior Leaders League (JLL), Sian Reid, who is also a student of Herbert Morrison Technical High School called on all members of the movement to empower themselves to be effective leaders.
“All members of the 4-H movement ought to be true leaders, who know and realise the value of time and who strive always for empowerment, which is the strength to think for yourselves and trust your own abilities. It is also the strength to communicate the truth and to be in control of one’s destiny and also to respect others as they are, and to be loving and accepting of all that we are,” Sian said.

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