SOUTH REWARD:— Under the theme “Depending on Each Other to Create a Healthy Future,” the St. Maarten Vocational Training School (SMVTS) held its 3rd annual Health and Wellness fair on Monday, December 5th, 2016. The Minister of Education, Ms. Silveria Jacobs, as well as the Head of Division Public Education, Mrs. Glenderlin Davis-Holiday, were both in attendance.
Minister Jacobs encouraged all the students to apply all the information gained at the health and wellness fair. She encouraged each student to learn, grow, and share the information acquired at the fair. “Learn about what you are putting into your body, learn about what you’re doing to your body to remain healthy, not just to live long, but to live well. take all [the information] you can from this fair,” the minister added.
The positive culture at the SMVTS was evident at the fair. One student, Mr. Davidson Charles was the 1st runner up in the 7th Annual SXM Interscholastic Idol Song Festival. Mr. Charles graced the stage with a rendition for the Minister and onlookers. Mrs. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, director of the SMVTS, alongside the management and staff of the SMVTS have been displaying the change of culture and a change in the students at the school. The students have been succeeding academically as well as involved in sports such as baseball, basketball, and soccer. The students have also been excelling in the arts.
There were various stakeholders from the health and wellness field present at the fair to relay information to the students as well as perform demonstrations. The Red Cross of St. Maarten, the Collective Prevention Services, the St. Maarten Medical Center, the St. Maarten Laboratory Services, Turning Point, as well as Belair Fitness Center were in attendance.
The Minister thanked the various entities for participating in the fair and congratulated the organizers, management, and staff on a successful fair.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Minister Jacobs attends the 3rd annual Health and Wellness fair at the St. Maarten Vocational Training School.