Twenty six young BVIslanders and their chaperones are gearing up to travel to the UK and France on Saturday, July 13th on a two-week educational expedition.
Governor and Mrs. McCleary hosted the group along with parents and chaperones last evening, offering a brief insight into what the children should expect during their two-week visit.
Over the course of 2 ½ hours, the Governor and Mrs. McCleary along with Government House staff treated the campers to a tour of the museum, informative conversations and refreshments.
Planning for the trip began ten months ago, immediately after 2012 summer camp that involved travel throughout the BVI, cooking, public speaking, hiking and a range of other activities.
The upcoming trip will take the campers to a number of museums, on a tour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Kew Gardens.
They will also visit Sir Richard Branson’s Roof Gardens, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussaud’s, see the Lion King live at the Lyceum Theatre and spend two days with the young people of Hertfordshire.
During the three days in Paris, eCampers will do a walking tour of the Latin Quarter, (with a great history for education), visit the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower and spend a day at Euro Disney.
“Our children are global citizens and they must be exposed to the rest of the world in a substantive way,” says Portia Harrigan, eCamps Coordinator. “The new economy requires a lot more from our young people and what ever we can do beyond the classroom to prepare them would be beneficial not only to them, but to the territory as a whole.”
eCampers British Virgin Islands extends warmest gratitude to all of its community partners who have contributed to making this trip a reality.
This article has been reprinted from www.bvinews.com