SCDF invites schools to meeting –Participation vital to parades—


The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is inviting all schools to attend a meeting on Tuesday, November 29th 2011.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Government Administration Building.

The participation of any educational institution of learning inclusive of the various elementary, secondary and university level schools is vital to the continuity

of carnival in years to come.


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"With early preparations already underway, the SCDF believes that the schools and parents have ample time to swing into action

and involve their student body in the country’s largest cultural manifestation," SCDF President Stuart Johnson, who is an educator by profession, said.

Johnson added, "Carnival is more than just children dressing in costumes. It’s not about who has the most elaborate costumes, but about

our children participating in the name of culture and the experiences they will take away from this participation.

So we are looking forward to teachers and school administrations promoting this form of our culture and as SCDF we will support them
and re-enforce their efforts through our school tours."

"SCDF will do its utmost to continuing fostering a long and healthy working relationship with schools enabling them to participate in Carnival annually.

We remain committed and dedicated to this long-term investment into the future and continuity of carnival as it starts
with the generation of tomorrow, our youth," Johnson concluded.