For one group of kids over the weekend the opposite of bored was definitely board.
Kind hearted RCIP community beat officer Steve Myers took a group of boys from the Bonaventure home in West Bay to the Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Harbour.
There, the boys were introduced to the fast moving sport by the West Bay officer and sons, 14-year-old Brian and five-year-old Sean.
The first-time outing was part of an initiative by keen skateboarder PC Myers to get the children, who were accompanied by director of the home Daniel Bacallao, involved in fun, positive activities.
‘We are going to be taking the kids back to the park in the future because they enjoyed it so much,’ said PC Myers.
‘One of them in particular did so well that he was given a skateboard,’ he said.
‘I find this kind of work very rewarding, especially working with kids,’ he added.
PC Myers, who has been with the RCIP for 17 years, is keen to promote the sport in Cayman so that people can make use of the skateboard park, said to be one of the largest in the world.
‘It’s a fantastic facility that more people should be using,’ said PC Myers.
‘I would like to encourage more children and parents alike to get involved in such a good sport.
‘It’s an activity that parents can get involved with just as well as the youngsters,’ he said.
PC Myers would like to say a special thank you to Mike Bell, owner of the skate park, and to Phillip Berry, Eugene Pasqal, David Verhovin and Craig Appleyard and everyone else who helped to make the outing such a success.