First Lighthouse summer camp a big success

The Lighthouse School’s first
summer camp has been deemed a success.

“This is the first time we have
attempted to put on a summer camp for our students,” said Lighthouse School
Principal Carla Bodden. “They are just the same as other youngsters and love to
participate in normal summer camps, but for obvious reasons it is not possible
for them to take part in many that are held across the island. This year, with
the support of donations from the community, we have been able to put together
a week full of fun and activities that will benefit the students.”

The camp was held each morning from
5-9 July and included activities such as arts and crafts, zoomba, horse riding,
La Mer massage and a field trip to Rum Point. 

“It’s fantastic to see this summer
camp finally happening,” said LIME Marketing Manager Julie Hutton. “LIME
started raising money back in May when we sponsored carnival by asking for
donations for costumes and T-shirts from people participating in our Mas Band
which we donated to the Lighthouse School. LIME has also made a formal donation
along with goodie bags for everyone plus some of my colleagues have come out to
help with the students at a couple of the sessions.”

Olga Gourzong, deputy principal and
camp coordinator, said: “LIME not only helped with funding, but some of their
employees came out to help with the horse riding and the beach day. It’s
wonderful that a corporate company like LIME will give their employees time off
work to come out and help us.”


Lewin Solomon enjoys a horse ride led by Shanna Scot as part of the Lighthouse School summer camp.
Photo: Submitted