Twenty Primary School Students to be Trained in Farming

Twenty Grade 4 Students here will soon be exposed to farming through a Youth and Community Farming Workshop.

Put on by the Department of Agriculture and the Youth and Sports Development Programme under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, the workshop seeks to teach primary school students the basics to container farming.

Thursday’s workshop will cover a Technical and Practical Session.

The day will open with a welcome from the Director of Agriculture Melissa O’Garro, followed by an overview of the programme by Coordinator of the Youth and Sports Development Programme Lyston Skerrit.

The students will also be engaged in a discussion on the Importance of Irrigation to container plants by Irrigation Technician Adolphus Ryan.

The technical training will be conducted by Agricultural Outreach Officer Elvis Gerald, and assisted by Billy Darroux in the Practical part of the workshop.

Over the next few months and into the next school year, similar projects will be expanded to Grade 5 and Grade 6 respectively.