4H Club members clean up Silver Sands Beach

Members of the southern division of the 4H Club spent part of their Saturday morning cleaning up the Silver Sands Beach.

The small team of students from the St Christopher Primary School and members of the Rices, St Philip community gathered on the popular surfing spot to remove debris and sargassum seaweed that covered the beach.

Coordinator Corlis Weekes-Grazettes told Barbados TODAY that the event was one of two held during the summer to engage families and the children especially.

“A beach clean up is always on the books for the southern zone, we get the children involved in knowing that they can also do something for their community,” she explained. 

Weekes-Grazette noted that it was difficult to get those over the age of 15 involved in charity or volunteering without their being some reward following. 

“The ones that love it now would be from four-years-old and up to 15, but after that the older ones are like what is in it for me and what am I going to get? 

“It is very hard to get persons committed to do volunteer work. You have to have it within you . . . otherwise it is very hard,” she added.

5 Responses to 4H Club members clean up Silver Sands Beach

  1. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis July 22, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Appreciated 4Hers

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  2. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry July 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Some of those who steal should be out there cleaning up

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  3. John Everatt July 23, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Kudos to you. Great job for the community. I still wonder what happened to those machines that the government purchased to clean up the sargassum seaweed. It was reported that they spent quite a bit of money on them but I don’t even recall seeing a picture of them in the media.

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