The Berbice Volleyball Association(BVA) in keeping with its mandate to develop and promote Volleyball in Berbice, will be holding a one day “Mini-Volleyball Festival” on Friday, September 6th at the Area “H” Ground in Port Mourant for Primary schools and the 7th grade of Secondary schools in the area.
The “Festival” is part of a project approved by the FIVB and the Ministry of Education and commenced in the first half of 2012 under the Allied Arts Unit of the Ministry of Education. In Berbice one such festival was held at the Berbice High School in July, 2012 for schools in the New Amsterdam/Canje Education District. The International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB), input is in the form of finance, special volleyballs for kids, volleyball nets and volleyball manuals for teachers.
The aim of the festival is to provide school children 9-13 years old with the opportunity to enjoy the game, learn new skills, acquire habits of self-discipline, and learn to co-operate with others, make new friends, compete fairly and have fun in a motivating atmosphere.
The “Festival” planned for the 6th September has received the permission of the Department of Education, Region 6 and the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) and is being coordinated by the BVA’s Treasurer, Godwyn Allicock, who is also the main facilitator. He will be assisted by senior BVA volleyball players in the area and the teachers from the participating schools.
The schools invited to participate are:- Primary – Bohemia, Courtland, Cropper, Belvedere, Fyrish, Albion, Rose Hall Town, Port Mourant, Tain, Auchlyne and Secondary- Lower Corentyne, Port Mourant, J.C Chandisingh, Corentyne Comprehensive, Manchester, and Winifred Gaskin.
At the conclusion of the “Festival” all of the participating schools will receive two kids’ volleyballs and a FIVB Development Volleyball Net.
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