Green sea turtle hatchlings are free to swim the Caribbean Sea thanks to students from Montessori By The Sea.
They assisted in the excavation of green sea turtle nests on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Jack Boyle of the Cayman Islands Department of the Environment was there to lead the children in sorting the eggs and containing the hatchlings for later release. About 40 hatchlings were released into the wild and the students all had a wonderful time being a part of it.
The school tries to promote global awareness and citizenship. The “Kids C.A.R.E.” (Community Awareness and Respect for the Environment) is a student volunteer programme designed for students to reach out to the Cayman Islands community and volunteer their time to local nonprofit organisations.
Students in the school’s upper elementary (grades 4 to 6) and middle years (grades 7 and 8) programmes have visited animals at the Humane Society, performed for residents of The Pines Retirement Home, done beach clean ups and helped local environmental groups with various efforts. These youngsters demonstrate that – no matter what the age – every person can make a difference.
Montessori By The Sea is a private school in Prospect and has been operating for 13 years. The school offers specialised learning environments that engage, inspire and excite children ranging in age from 21 months to 14 years.