More Sports and Less Crime!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

po­lice­men and even me­dia per­son­nel dur­ing an ex­cit­ing event at their school. The neigh­bour­ing Babon­neau Po­lice Sta­tion, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Ta­ble Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion (SLNTTA), set out to trig­ger smiles and laugh­ter with the dona­tion of sport­ing equip­ment. Ac­cord­ing to Act­ing In­spec­tor of the Babon­neau Po­lice Sta­tion, Sher­von Matthiew, “The Babon­neau Po­lice Sta­tion was de­vel­oped as a com­mu­nity polic­ing sta­tion and we've been go­ing around look­ing for dif­fer­ent projects that we could un­der­take when it comes to youth and sports.”

The bub­bly stu­dents gra­ciously re­ceived the gifts and ef­fort and en­light­ened the that they'd adored their re­la­tion­ship with their nearby po­lice depart­ment from even be­fore. Ping-pong balls were be­ing splayed across the room in no time. Chris Wells, Na­tional Coach of the Depart­ment of Youth and Sports and SLNTTA in­formed that the next step is to pre­pare the phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teach­ers and stu­dents for the up­com­ing ta­ble ten­nis tour­na­ment. Both Wells and Matthiew agreed that sport­ing ac­tiv­ity is an ef­fec­tive way to curb crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties within youth by fos­ter­ing pro­duc­tive ways to spend time, in­cu­bat­ing dis­ci­pline and pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn new skills.

A teacher from the school, Ms. Kit­tel Dubois, ex­pressed her ap­pre­ci­a­tion to both the po­lice­men and SLNTTA for in­vest­ing in the stu­dents and com­mu­nity.

Babon­neau Po­lice Sta­tion’s Act­ing In­spec­tor par­tic­i­pat­ing in a quick match with a stu­dent.

Grade two and six stu­dents ac­cept­ing new do­na­tions from the Babon­neau Po­lice Sta­tion.

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