Students get Digital Media Tips ahead of ACT Now Climate Change Competition

May 4, 2018

Forty-five students from primary schools around Saint Lucia acquired tips on how optimize the use of their smartphones to develop quality media content on climate change. The activity, in support of the A.C.T Now Saint Lucia challenge to Primary Schools, was delivered by mobile personnel from FLOW - one of the sponsors of the Primary School component.

Schools fielding teams in the competition are Plain View Combined, Ave Mara Primary, Ciceron Combined, Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary, Rivierre Dorée Anglican Combined, Laborie Girls Primary, Patience Combined, Banse La Grace Combined, Augier Combined, and Derisseaux Combined. Of these nine, seven were able to participate in the digital media training. One of two age-specific challenges under the campaign, it targets Primary School teams of maximum 5, who are charged to research the relationship between waste disposal practices and climate change impacts in their community; then produce a maximum 3 minute video outlining a solution to the problem.

Ahead of the training session, the students received a brief overview on the global challenge of climate change and how the phenomenon specifically impacts Small Island Developing States like Saint Lucia. The presenter, Mr. Vincent Doxerie, Communication Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Development, encouraged the students to research the role played by their counterparts all over the world, in educating their families and peers on good behaviours which can help lessen climate change impacts.
 
The A.C.T Now Saint Lucia campaign is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Government of Saint Lucia, with funding support from the Government of Japan, through the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP).

The Primary Schools challenge will conclude on May 11th with the submission of videos. It was made possible with the support of the Ministry of Education.

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