(ZIZ News) On Friday morning, a ceremony of music and dance helped to wrap up a two-week children’s camp focused on the arts.
Dozens of children took part in the camp, hosted by the Department of Probation and Child Protection Services.
Probation Officer, Tivanna Wharton explained why they chose to focus on the Arts.
“We believe the Arts is an effective way for children to channel their emotion. Hence, the reason why we focus on the Arts. Through the dance, the children were able to use different move to express the different emotions that they were feeling throughout the camp and that is what they used to actually compile the actual dance they presented on the last day,” she said.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development, Sharon Rattan praised the staff from the Department of Culture for getting on board and inspiring the children.
“I saw a light start to burn. Not only for you but for the children. I was very amazed by the drummers and the fusion music that was presented and I believe that if this group can stay together I think it would do wonders for them,” she said.
More than 35 children took part in the camp, which is part of the department’s Step-Up Diversion Programme.