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Contact: Kerwin Xavier

 

Thursday, June 9, 2011 Common Entrance Students throughout the island are the target of the Folk Research Centre (FRC's) cultural literacy programme.  Executive Director of the FRC Dr. Kentry Jn Pierre, explains the dual purpose of this years programme.

 

The idea is that in the period between the common entrance examination and the end of the school year the students are normally in a situation where there is not much that is going on  at the school level  and the Folk Research Centre felt  that it would be a useful exercise to organize this programme  that would give students  the opportunity  to learn a lot more about the folk culture of Saint Lucia.   

 

Students would be schooled in the Kwyl aspects of St. Lucian culture such as:  language, story-telling, music, dance, arts, fashion, craft, food and cooking.  Additionally the students would get the opportunity to interact with prominent Saint Lucian cultural personalities.   

 

 There are lots of people who are engaged in various forms of the culture.  We hear about them but we don't ever have the opportunity to actually meet them. Essentially, the post common entrance programme is all about cultural literacy that facilitates the education of both the students who come to the Folk Research Centre and the teachers who accompany them.   

 

This year's theme is Mwen s Sent Lisien, S la mwen sotiI am Saint Lucian, I come from Saint Lucia. 

 

The programme will run daily from July 4 to July 15. For further information schools are asked to call the FRC at telephone number 4522279.


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