It was all smiles at Cayman Prep and High School Year 3 class, as 3B were chosen as the Year 3 Grand Prize winners for the 2007 Disney Jiminy Cricket Environmentality Challenge.
Disney, in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, sponsors an environmental contest open to all Year 3, 6 and 9 students in the Cayman Islands. The purpose is to provide students with an awareness of the need for a healthy environment.
3B teacher Brenda Bryce says that her class’s winning entry project was titled ‘Why we need clean water’.
Mark Witko, Community Relations for Disney says, ‘It was chosen for its high educational value and commitment to environmental excellence.’
As the grand prize winners, 3B will be welcomed on board the Disney Magic cruise ship for a special ceremony, tour and lunch which will take place at the end of February.
Sharon Banfield, Deputy Director Tourism Product Development says, ‘Cayman Prep & High School’s Year 3 students, ably guided by their teacher Ms Brenda Bryce, took the theme why we need water and made it relevant, practical and real.
‘The students researched the relevance of water in their own community, organised field trips to learn how essential water is to Cayman’s plant and marine life, and created a practical solution for problems facing our fragile mangroves – a water raft – that will encourage the nurture and support of plant and marine species during infancy, their most vulnerable stage.’
She continues, ‘That is thinking outside of the box, and we would wish to encourage more schools and students to participate in future tourism education programmes offered by the Department of Tourism.’