Performing Together in Harmony
Creativity once again took centre stage, when for three-year period, NPMC hosted over 150 campers from the Beetham, Sea Lots and Laventille community gathered at the Russel Latapy Government Secondary School (year 1) and the Laventille Community Complex to participate in the annual Fuelling the Arts Vacation Camp which took place in July each year. The three-week performing arts camp, which catered for first formers, promoted a culture of creativity through several engaging activities.
An extension of NPMC’s Corporate Socially Responsible initiative, the camp was a supervised programme that immersed the campers in a unique hands-on learning environment which integrated essential life skills. The life skills activities, a huge component of the camp each year, are designed to enrich the campers’ skills and attitudes to face certain issues in the future as they are taught how to handle their emotions and different feelings, develop self-confidence, gain emotional intelligence and demonstrate positive behaviour towards their families, friends and classmates.
Among the many fun-filled offerings at the camp each year were dance, theatre, spoken word, fashion, jewellery design, drumming, music, singing and sports. In reflecting on the Camp’s success, NPMC appealed to the many parents /guardians to continue inspiring the campers by reminding them of their capabilities and motivating them to continue to use their talents, abilities and skills in ways that were both personally fulfilling, and have a positive impact on others and the society at large.