Minister Joubert impressed with BSA primary school’s eco-projects |22 April 2021
During his routine visit on Praslin on Monday this week, the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Flavien Joubert, had the chance to view various sustainable projects undertaken by the Baie Ste Anne primary school.
Upon arrival the delegation had a brief tour of the school to view various sustainable projects undertaken by the school such as rain water harvesting, waste sorting, photovoltaic project, medicinal and a small gardens.
As the minister responsible for agriculture, Minister Joubert was impressed with the various animals kept by the students with the assistance of Daniel Latulipe and Karen Port-Louis who are both eco-school leaders.
Mr Latulipe highlighted that students who are not good academically are the ones who maintain the small farm. They develop a sense of responsibility, which results in a change in their behaviour.
The harvest are sold with staff and students from the school and the money collected is used to purchase livestock feed.
The teacher brought to the attention of the minister the presence of dangerous trees found on the perimeter of the compound.
To conclude his visit, the minister commended the eco-school team of Baie Ste Anne primary and for their outstanding effort towards instilling in the pupils the importance of sustainable projects and the effect they will have within the students who will further educate their parents.
The minister also had the opportunity to plant a ‘bullock heart’ sapling locally known as ‘kerdbef’ in the school garden.
“The ministry will continue to support eco-school activities given the positive impact it has on students. The eco-friendly campaign develops the students’ characters and they will be our voice in the community,” said Minister Joubert.
The minister was accompanied by the three MNAs from Praslin – Wavel Woodcock, Churchill Gill and Doyace Porice – and two staff from his ministry.
The Baie Ste Anne primary school has 585 students and 61 staff.
The accompanying photos show some highlights of Minister Joubert’s visit at the Baie Ste Anne primary school.