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Vieux Fort Primary Showcasing ‘Bel Zannimo’ For Carnival

Image of Sherene Saltibus

THE Vieux Fort Primary School will be showing its appreciation for the environment when it takes part in this year’s carnival celebrations in Vieux-Fort slated for June.

The Vieux-Fort Primary School Carnival Band will be portraying the theme, “Bel Zannimo Sent Lisi”, featuring some of Saint Lucia’s endemic animals in its various sections, namely the Swallowtail butterfly, Oriole bird, Whiptail lizard and Racer snake.

Image of Sherene Saltibus
Sherene Saltibus

The school has shown a profound appreciation for the environment over the years. Last year, the school’s environmental club won the “Best Environmental Project” in the National Primary Schools’ Science Fair competition.

“Bel Zannimo” is the project which the school presented in this year’s national science fair in which it placed third.

Its costume will be designed by Alphonse Joseph, a teacher at the school, and will be made from recycled materials such as fabric, bottle stoppers, foil and plastic bags.

According to Sherene Saltibus, a teacher at the school and a member of the school’s carnival committee, the hope is that after the carnival celebrations, the public would have learned more about endemic animals in St. Lucia.

However, she noted that the school’s portrayal had nothing to do with the concerns of the Desert Star Holding (DSH) project expressed by members of the public.

“The school has always been involved in matters relating to the environment. We appreciate the environment…We don’t want anyone to think this is a political activity. It’s all about the environment, not about politics,” Saltibus, who is also an advisor to Children Caring for our World Environmental Club, explained.

She added that the school had taken part in activities such as Ocean Day and Earth Day, just to name a few.

“Once the activity has to do with the environment, the school will get involved,” Saltibus said.

She called on young people of primary school age to join the band, adding that what it will portray will be educational and of immense benefit to the community.

2 Comments

  1. You are forgiven for being wary: You walk a very tight rope with the censorship of the K-9’s from Waffen SS/Gestapo unit impinging on your human/civil rights.
    Nevertheless, it ought to be heralded across the planet(with Biblical seriousness) that ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION is and has been the #1 POLITICAL AGENDA since GENESIS ( our Fall from the grace of EDEN)1
    eNVIRONMENTAL cONSEVATION IS EVEN MORE POIGNANT POLITICALLY- NOW AND FOR THE ENTIRE FUTURE BECAUSE WE KNOW THE PREDICTION OF revelation and its 4 HORSEMEN..
    CLEAN WATER access triggered the Syrian Civil War and threatens to cascade into the biblical ARMAGEDDON.
    The African continent (second largest is nearly deplete of clean water for more than 2/3 of its people.
    Keep covering the land with concrete and your rain runoff speedily exits to join the brine cesspool we use to call seas /oceans.
    We are in quite a pickle honourable teacher:
    We are literally and figuratively crapping out planet Earth long before we can even land a human safely on the surface of Mars – not too mention developing the ability to sustain a human colony……….
    I pray that the gestapo canines overlook your benign curriculum foray.
    In another day and time the Teachers Vibert , Euric Mateson, Peters (onetime carnival czar of VFort with his great voice) et

  2. contd
    would CHANT
    “BOOM a La Ka Boom
    Who are we?
    We are the PEOPLE of VFort
    NO NO NO 🙁 DSH 🙁 NO!
    NO! NO! NO! 🙁 DSH 🙁 NO
    VFORT -WE WANT A GOAL
    VFORT -WE NEED A GOAL
    Take back our land…..YEAH!
    Take back our sea and ocean ….YEAH!
    Take back our beaches and frigate Isles….Yeah
    In loving memory of the great Headmaster STANISLAUS of VFORT PRIMARY .
    He prepared so many for success in Great Britain, Canada, USA and beyond.
    May his stoic stewardship of Vfort Primary inspire all VFortians to RISE and reclaim their birthright and patrimony NOW!!!!!

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