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A day of wet fun

A surprise attack!

It was a water war today at St. Lawrence Primary School and what fun it was!

Everyone was fair game as the camper and counsellors had a ball soaking each other with buckets of water, balloons, super soakers, bottles, cups and other toys.

The watery event was part of fun day held today at the Christ Church summer camp, during which the campers did indoor and outdoor activities.

Director of Camp Lawrence Corlis Weekes-Grazette told Barbados TODAY that the 100 children attending the camp played all kinds of games such as snakes and ladders, cards, dominoes, checkers.

“We also played a session of rounders and road tennis and the boys were pitching marbles. In the afternoon it was water war … and you would be spouting, dousing, throwing using all kinds of things that you could to get the water on someone, even if they’re not in the game then they would get in the game as long as they get wet. You try to soak them from head to toe.

“The children like it and the adults like it too, the counsellors they were all part of it too so you would get the children wetting their counsellors and getting involved,” she explained.

The Director said she sat out of that game due to a physical injury.

A cultural presentation is planned for tomorrow as well as an exhibition showcasing the children’s work and parents are being invited to attend this event which starts at 1:30 p.m.

Weekes-Grazette said that during the camp, which started on July 9 and ends on Friday, the youngsters were taught social graces, there were reading sessions, story telling, drama, dancing, art and craft and a group from the Bible Society came in for sessions.

“We started with devotions every morning and our theme was God Made Me Special, our song was This is the Day that The Lord Has Made, which was sung every morning and our Bible verse was John 3:16. Each day the children I would ask the children what are the two special words they wanted because at the beginning of camp I gave them a list of special words, important words that they had to use throughout life, such as thank you, may I, please, thank you, good morning, excuse me and the list goes on. That is what I tried to do so that at the end of six weeks they would try to learn something, whether it was the memory verse,” she said.

It was not only the campers who learned something Weekes-Grazette said and noted that she improved as a person during the six weeks.

“Children have a lot of problems and you have to help them and some children you find have love from their households and some children don’t have it and you have to give love and try to embrace everyone. For me, [being director] taught me to treat every person as the same and really love people, because they really need to be loved,” she asserted. (DS)

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