The role of men in society has been an item of discussion in the public sphere for some time. To address this concern St Benedict’s College, using the medium of visual and performing arts, staged its annual concert entitled ‘The Heart of a Man’. It was held at the Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, November 5 and 6.
As a follow up, the college’s Parent Teacher Association organised a community event entitled ‘Father and Son Can Cook’ on December 7, 2019 on the school’s compound.
The main activity was a cookout competition. Eight teams entered, the main criteria being a father figure and son attending the school. The competition was fierce but tasty, with the first prize going to the Original Incredibles, 2nd Incr Edibles, 3rd My 3 Sons, 4th Saniford Family, 5th Football Fanatics, 6th D Collins Clan, 7th Past Students’ Association and 8th PM Oil Boys.
Prizes were presented by La Romaine parish priest Msgr Christian Pereira and former Mayor of San Fernando, Ian Atherly.
Alongside the cookout there was live entertainment. Three Parang bands brought in the season— Soldados de Christo, Sancouche and Dynamix. There was also a games room, mechanical bull ride and rock-climbing to entertain the young people. The bar sold non-alcoholic beverages and the ambiance was a safe one. Hats off to the organising committee and all the stakeholders coming together to build stronger community through the school. — Story and photos courtesy Gregory Quan Kep, St Benedict’s College