The Guyana Defence Force concluded its sports summer camp on Friday, August 12, 2022 after two weeks of learning, fun and excitement.
The atmosphere reflected the joy in the hearts of the children, who clearly enjoyed the stimulating environment which was provided for them out of the Force’s belief that keeping children involved in sports is crucial to their development.
Colonel Administration and Quartering, Commander Vernon Burnett, in his interaction with the children during the closing ceremony, allowed them to detail their experience. The consensus among the children was that much learning had taken place, but they clearly wanted more time to continue to enjoy the camp, and also suggested the availability of more sports.
Commander Burnett encouraged the children, whose ages ranged from 7-16 years, to continue enjoying sports, since not only do sports provide many opportunities, but also help to foster good health. He also urged the youths to be disciplined and remain focused.
“Sport is an important aspect of your education. I want all of you to ensure you perform well at school, because education is a good road to success. It gives you hope and a better chance in life,” he urged.
Much to the excitement of the youths, they were all presented with certificates of participation and backpacks with school supplies. Those children who performed commendably in the various disciplines were also presented with special prizes of sports equipment.
Children of members of the Force would enjoy the summer camp again next year. (GDF)