Choiseul Secondary wins JA – Dash Colour Run Inc. Innovation Camp

Junior Achievement (JA) St Lucia, and DASH Colour Run Inc. held the 2020 Innovation Camp on Thursday March 12, 2020.

Participants with Teacher Advisors and mentors

Junior Achievement St. Lucia is this year’s beneficiary of the proceeds from DASH Independence Colour Run 2020 and is the new title sponsor for the Innovation Camp.

The Innovation Camp offers an experiential learning environment for students based on real-life business situations.

Forty Nine (49) students accompanied by the JA Teacher Advisors representing Corinth, Stanley Jon Odlum Memorial, St Joseph’s Convent, Choiseul, Castries Comprehensive, Beanfield and Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary Schools respectively, were in attendance at the Union Orchid Farm.

Participants were engaged in six (6) intense hours of team work, networking and discussions to find a solution to the challenge presented by DASH Colour Run Inc. and to pitch before a 3 member panel of adjudicators.

DASH 2020 IC Challenge Presented: “Focusing on single use plastic waste generated because of events and activities, suggest possible solutions that can be adapted by event planners to include but not limited to:

  1. Finding value in single use plastic waste in Saint Lucia
  2. Lessening single use plastic waste in Saint Lucia
  3. Sustainably disposing of the use of single-use plastics”

Choiseul Secondary School emerged winners of the competition with their CH.S.S Planet Savers.