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Students in Grades 8 and 9 on Abaco experienced the benefits of being involved in the Maritime Summer Camp, which was held for three weeks this summer. The program is sponsored by Campbell Shipping and facilitated by the College of The Bahamas. Two cohorts of 25 students were open to interested students. The summer camp helps to expose the students early on to what is available in maritime, and in turn, lets those involved in the industry know who they are.

Maritime Camp Attracts Majority of Abaco High Schools

Above: Glender Knowles, The Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corp. Coordinator, addresses a group of children in one of the classroom sessions. Students between grades 8 and nine attended the three week summer camp intended to expose children to the opportunities to be found in the maritime industry.

 

Students in Grades 8 and 9 on Abaco experienced the benefits of being involved in the Maritime Summer Camp, which was held for three weeks this summer.

The program is sponsored by Campbell Shipping and facilitated by the College of The Bahamas.

Two cohorts of 25 students were open to interested students. The summer camp helps to expose the students early on to what is available in maritime, and in turn, lets those involved in the industry know who they are.

Classroom lessons were given at Central Abaco Primary School.  Janet Wedgewood, a teacher from Forest Heights Academy, taught the students mathematics and Sandy Edwards, education officer, taught English. They were joined by Magdalene Mills, a geography teacher and retired Defence Force Officer Anthony Hannah. Officer Hannah trained the students in navigational sciences, CPR and swimming drills.

Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corp Coordinator Glender Knowles sat in on the classroom sessions. She said that students from most of the high schools were represented in the camp, and that some of them travelled from as far away as Mount Hope and Cherokee Sound. Also showing their support were recent high school graduates, Traz Nixon and Shanae Knowles, who are also pursuing maritime studies and careers.

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About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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