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‘No question is foolish’ – PP Mrs Lorna G. Smith

-Sister Islands student panelists wow Rotarians with high level presentations
The peer students were 15 year old Anika Christopher a grade ten student of BFEC and her fellow school mate Demoi Bradley a 13 year old grade 9 student. From the CCEC were grade 7 Kimberley Howell 13 years old and Gregory Levons Jr 15 year old 10th grader. Photo: VINO
"The only question that is foolish is the one that is not asked,” said First Lady and Past President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Mrs Lorna G. Smith to students of the Bregado Flax and Claudia Creque Educational Centres earlier today October 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Several persons including Mrs Smith, President Henry O. Creque, and Department of Education’s Arthur Sellwood briefly addressed the students but overly impressive were the presentations of the peer student panelists who were joined by YEP’s Stacey Mather, VIBE’s Raul ‘Jugo’ Sprauve and Government Information Officer Ms Feliza Fenty. Photo: VINO
Several persons including Mrs Smith, President Henry O. Creque, and Department of Education’s Arthur Sellwood briefly addressed the students but overly impressive were the presentations of the peer student panelists who were joined by YEP’s Stacey Mather, VIBE’s Raul ‘Jugo’ Sprauve and Government Information Officer Ms Feliza Fenty. Photo: VINO
The pews of the New Testament of Hope Church, Virgin Gorda were ram-packed with students from the two secondary schools of Virgin Gorda and Anegada as they participated in the second leg of the Rotary Club of Tortola 2014 edition of their Youth Forum. Photo: VINO
The pews of the New Testament of Hope Church, Virgin Gorda were ram-packed with students from the two secondary schools of Virgin Gorda and Anegada as they participated in the second leg of the Rotary Club of Tortola 2014 edition of their Youth Forum. Photo: VINO
The message of knowing who they are, rising above challenges, standing firm on their beliefs values and morals were further expounded upon by the feature guest speaker out of the USA, Mr Rashad Jones of the organization EPIC. Photo: VINO
The message of knowing who they are, rising above challenges, standing firm on their beliefs values and morals were further expounded upon by the feature guest speaker out of the USA, Mr Rashad Jones of the organization EPIC. Photo: VINO
The EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competing to rise to their feet to respond to questions asked, ask questions, give suggestions and make comments. Photo: VINO
The EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competing to rise to their feet to respond to questions asked, ask questions, give suggestions and make comments. Photo: VINO
The EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competition to rise to their feet to respond to questions ask, ask question, give suggestion and make comments. Photo: VINO
The EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competition to rise to their feet to respond to questions ask, ask question, give suggestion and make comments. Photo: VINO
The EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competing to rise to their feet to respond to questions asked, ask question, give suggestions and make comments. Photo: VINO
The EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competing to rise to their feet to respond to questions asked, ask question, give suggestions and make comments. Photo: VINO
Motivational Speaker Rashad Jones interactive with a student. Photo: VINO
Motivational Speaker Rashad Jones interactive with a student. Photo: VINO
Mr. Arthur Sellwood represented the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn at the Forum. Photo: VINO
Mr. Arthur Sellwood represented the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn at the Forum. Photo: VINO
They were that impressive that chairman of the proceedings Rotarian Trefor Grant comment after one presentation, “Very well said by a little lady with a big message” following the presentation on Peer Pressure done by Ms Kimberley Howell. Photo: VINO
They were that impressive that chairman of the proceedings Rotarian Trefor Grant comment after one presentation, “Very well said by a little lady with a big message” following the presentation on Peer Pressure done by Ms Kimberley Howell. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Some of the presenters of the Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Some of the presenters of the Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Students paying keen attention to the presentations. Photo: VINO
Students paying keen attention to the presentations. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Some of the student panelists at the forum. Photo: VINO
Some of the student panelists at the forum. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
A student posing a question at the annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
A student posing a question at the annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Virgin Gorda leg of Rotary Club of Tortola annual Youth Forum held on September 3, 2014. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “The only question that is foolish is the one that is not asked,” said First Lady and Past President (PP) of the Rotary Club of Tortola Mrs Lorna G. Smith to students of the Bregado Flax and Claudia Creque Educational Centres earlier today October 3, 2014.

The pews of the New Testament of Hope Church, Virgin Gorda were ram-packed with students from the two secondary schools of Virgin Gorda and Anegada as they participated in the second leg of the Rotary Club of Tortola 2014 edition of their Youth Forum.

Several persons including Mrs Smith, President of the club Henry O. Creque, Department of Education’s Arthur Sellwood briefly addressed the students but overly impressive were the presentations of the peer student panelists who were joined by YEP’s Stacey Mather, VIBE’s Raul ‘Jugo’ Sprauve and Government Information Officer Ms Feliza Fenty.

The peer students were 15 year old Anika Christopher a grade ten student of BFEC and her fellow school mate Demoi Bradley a 13 year old grade 9 student. From the Claudia Creque Educational Centre (CCEC) were grade 7 Kimberley Howell 13 years old and Gregory Levons Jr 15 year old 10th grader.

The topics covered by all the presenters were the Self Esteem and Respect, Bullying, Peer Pressure and Conflict Resolution.

The students’ presentations were no doubt of a high quality which saw them sharing a wealth of information with their peers which was well researched, packaged and presented.

They were so impressive that chairman of the proceedings Rotarian Trefor Grant commented after one presentation, “Very well said by a little lady with a big message” following the presentation on Peer Pressure done by Ms Kimberley Howell.

At the head table their togetherness did not go un-noticed as they were seen in the sly motivation and congratulating each other before and after their individual presentations.

“Good job, you did well, it was good, nice,” were some of the utterances which were testimony to the fact that those chosen by the teachers were excellent candidates to be motivators to their fellow peers at school and in the community as a whole.

The message of knowing who they are, rising above challenges, standing firm on their belief values and morals were further expounded upon by the feature guest speaker out of the USA, Mr Rashad Jones of the organization EPIC.

His EPIC presentation saw maximum interactions with the lively gathering of students who were even competing to rise to their feet to respond to questions asked, asked question, give suggestions and make comments.

Today’s session brought to an end the two days of forum on Peace, Conflict and Resolution promoted by the Rotary Club of Tortola for students across the Territory. It was one that was said to have developed into a much larger, more interactive style, a spin off one their first held in previous years. The first international speaker was Ms Lisa Nichols who had set the pace at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

10 Responses to “‘No question is foolish’ – PP Mrs Lorna G. Smith”

  • Akima (03/10/2014, 17:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm proud to see my little brother sharing the panel with his peers addressing issues that greatly affect the youth of this territory. Continue to be the leader that you were taught to be and remember to always be you! One thing you can't take away from a man it's his intelligence.
  • pat (03/10/2014, 17:16) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    Suddenly every body loves youth hope they do not get fooled like how mvw did to um
  • just staying.... (03/10/2014, 18:21) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    now its on to the poor school kids lambs to the slaughter they have become in the big political game
    • to just staying.... (04/10/2014, 12:49) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      How is this political!? -ee-dee-yot!!! So u can't even tell young people not to succumb to peer pressure??? We are too foolish here, man. Go and do something else with your time instead of writing on these blogs.
      • Politics (06/10/2014, 07:13) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        When you see the likes of Lorna, Ingrid, Myron and that crowd you know tis just downright politics…we would not be fool!
  • oh boy (04/10/2014, 10:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    First lady still looking great but enjoy your last year
  • World Gone Crazy!!! (04/10/2014, 12:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Based on the cynical remarks it seems that the children appreciated the Rotary's efforts more than the adults.
  • Just saying.... (06/10/2014, 21:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The young people seem very "Jamaican or "American" in oulook.



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