LASCO REAP Program Wraps up 2022-2023 Edition with Great Success

The LASCO REAP (Reap What You Sow, Eat What You Grow) Program, which has been fostering environmental awareness and education for the past 12 years, recently concluded its 2022-2023 edition with remarkable achievements. This year's program witnessed enthusiastic participation from 41 schools, culminating in a memorable celebration at the winning school, St. Jago Cathedral Preparatory, on October 27, 2023.

The LASCO REAP 2022-2023 Program commenced on October 7, 2022, and ran through until April 2023, providing students with an extended period to immerse themselves in valuable eco-friendly initiatives. The program aimed to inspire and educate the youth on the significance of environmental conservation and sustainable practices.

At the close of this exciting journey, the LASCO team, along with students, teachers, and staff of St. Jago Cathedral Preparatory, shared in the celebration of their victory. The LASCO team served a delicious meal, further enhancing the sense of accomplishment and enjoyment of the occasion, and surprised everyone with exciting giveaways.

The results of the LASCO REAP 2022-2023 Program were as follows:

1st Place – St Jago Cathedral Preparatory (5 Computers)

2nd Place – Kendall Primary and Infant School (1 * 42” Smart TV)

3rd Place – Farm Primary ($20,000)

Best Agri-Business (Garden Project) – Highgate Primary and Junior High ($50,000 plus 500L Water Tank)

Best Recycling Project (Most Bottles) - St Jago Cathedral Preparatory ($100,000)

Most Involved Teacher (tie Mrs. Jamie Hamilton & Mrs. Maxine Headley - $12,500 each)

Best Song - Highgate Primary and Junior High Drummers - $10,000

Best Poem – Farm Primary (Christopher Hendricks) – 1 Tablet

Best Essay – Farm Primary (Sherika Gardner) – 1 Tablet

Best Song – Highgate Primary and Junior High Drummers - $10,000

LASCO is proud to have been a part of the REAP program for the 12th consecutive year, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to environmental conservation. The program has played a vital role in influencing future generations to recognize the importance of preserving our environment, not only for their own well-being but for the future of our nation.

Through the LASCO REAP Program, children have been equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. The success of this year's program reflects the dedication of all participating schools, teachers, and students who have embraced the initiative's principles and values.

As we celebrate the achievements of the LASCO REAP 2022-2023 Program, we look forward to another year of fostering environmental stewardship and making a positive impact on the future of Jamaica and our planet.

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