With the dust of the many September activities now settled and the grey skies hovering over Belmopan, we thought it would be nice if we could take a look back at the fantastic summer we shared with 125 youngsters at the Centre!
The fun started with two computer camps, resulting in the certification of 50 children who passed an arduous test prepared by the instructors of Help International.
No sooner was this camp over when we welcomed a small group of 10 young researchers who, under the able guidance of Rosa Hyde, learned all about carrying out a research project from beginning to end. Their topic was "George Price in the 1950-ies". After two week of digging deep for information the children presented their work to a captive audience.
In the meantime, the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation instructed the very young (from age 4) and teens (up to 15) in the basic rules and strategies during two separate chess camps.
August made way for the Centre's favourite summer camp in collaboration with Peace Corps and HELP International volunteers: P.E.A.C.E. camp 2012. P.E.A.C.E. stands for Preventing, Engaging and Addressing Conflict Effectively. Not your traditional summer camp content, but the participating youth has so much fun learning about conflict: why it happens, how we can prevent it, what we can do if it cannot be avoided...? All we can say to those who did not participate: make sure you're part of P.E.A.C.E. Camp 2013!
The summer ended with our traditional Reading is FUN camp for young children that needed a little lift to boost their reading skills. This year, we shared the fun with volunteers from Peace Corps and staff of the American Embassy.
Finally, we want to put one of the bright students of St. Anne's Anglican Primary School in the spotlight: Jonathan Barrera. Jonathan was one of the few students who took on our challenge to submit a research paper in our very first "Primary School Research Competition". He spent a good part of his summer in diving into all the books, newspaper articles, documentaries and "living testimonies" available on Mr. Price to hand in his paper before the September 11 deadline. With his paper, he became the very first winner of our competition and the proud recipient of a $200.00 value price from Angelus Press, PC Com, Dakers, GS Com and the George Price Centre. Congratulations Jonathan!
Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted us and to all the children and youth who participated. We can't wait for next summer to come!!!
The George Price Centre for Peace and Development