It’s a Wrap for Youth Escape’s July Camps
Month one of the Department of Youth and Culture’s Youth Escape camps ended on July 27th, 2018. The various camps lasted from one to three weeks. There was an abundance of knowledge, talent and creativity showcased throughout each camp. At the end of the camps, the students displayed their work through vibrant and interactive exhibitions.
The pottery camp facilitated by Melsadis Fleming ran for three weeks. Students were taught the basics of shaping clay and other materials into items such as vases, bowls and figurines. Mrs. Fleming then encouraged the students to paint their work to make the pieces even more unique and appealing.
The scene at the exhibition was quite vibrant. The students’ artistic talent was put on full display for their parents and other visitors to see and enjoy.
This three week camp was facilitated by Andrew ‘Baker Jr Richardson and Angela ‘Singing Angie’ Ruan. Andrew Richardson, best known as Baker Jr, used his calypso camp to give students the opportunity to write their own calypsos. The were also taught about the roots and origin of calypso music.
The calypso camp ended with the budding calypsonians performing their calypsos to the general public during an exhibition at English Rose Restaurant. The students also made an appearance at the Calypso Tent held in the ANGLEC Parking lot.
Music Revolution Programme
The Music Revolution Programme lasted two weeks. The students of the Music Revolution Program were lucky to work alongside Darius James at the Anguilla Music Academy. They were also given the opportunity to work with other producers from the Grammy Music Awards. Students learnt to make songs and were taught other skills including quick thinking, teamwork and organisational skills. Another topic covered was how music engineers create beats using software, such as “Logic”. Students were intrigued by the knowledge of how artists come up with the lyrics to many of today’s hit songs.
Christine Benta’s culinary camp explored various culinary techniques and foods from different parts of the world including Mexico, Italy and Morocco. The students were delighted to also learn to make some Anguillian favourites.
During the exhibition, Christine asked the students a few food-related questions which they answered with great ease. Afterwards, parents were allowed to taste the delicious foods that their children had prepared in the kitchen throughout the week.
Jaiden’s students at the drum camp were taught some of the basics of drumming such as the names of the different drums in a drum set and even how to drum along to a few songs.
At the exhibition, which was held in the Campus B quadrangle, both the beginners and intermediate classes drummed alongside each other and showcased what they were taught during the camp.
Camps in August
July’s camps have ended but August promises even more fun-filled activities. Camps which will be offered include Art and Design which begins on the 13th, Music Production which starts on the 20thand Marine Heritage which begins on the 27th August. The Department of Youth and Culture wishes to thank the parents and students for registering for the July camps and hope that the youngsters will enjoy the upcoming camps just as much as those that have ended.
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For more information please email Senior Programme Officer (Culture and Arts) Ms. Avon Carty at [email protected] or contact the Department by telephone at (264) 498 3792 or 497 -0969.