MARIGOT—Collectivité President Daniel Gibbs visited Friar’s Bay Beach on Friday, July 24, where children were participating in the Collectivité’s Ticket Sport programme for the summer holidays.
He was accompanied by First Vice-President Valérie Damaseau, Youth and Sports Director Charles-Henri Palvair and Head of the Collectivité’s Sports Department, Wendy Gumbs.
No less than 48 children were present Friday morning enjoying water sport activities organised by the Collectivité. They were given an introduction to windsurfing, paddle boarding, Optimist sail boats, beach tennis, and away from the beach other children enjoyed mountain biking and hiking. All the children had a great time.
Some 48 children are enrolled in Ticket Sport for July and another 48 in August. Both sessions are already full and comply with strict health regulations. The programme is free for children this year.
Children enrolled in Ticket Sport are aged between seven and 14, and are supervised by staff on holiday employment within the Collectivité including seven supervisors holding Assistant Animator Professional Training Certificates. The programme is supervised by the sports department.
This year there was emphasis on offering activities related to the sea, introducing children to water sports for a new experience. As a continuation of the activities offered during the summer holidays, the Collectivité has announced the opening of its Territorial Sports School every Wednesday from the start of the school year in September, for the benefit of pupils of St. Martin. More information on this will be presented shortly.