Children, Teens, Families

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS

July 2nd – August 17th, 2018

We offer 5 different exciting camps for children ages 8-11 and 11-14. This year’s themes are: ‘Archaeology for Kids’, ‘Wild Things’, ‘Crack the Code’ and ‘Photo Camp’. Each program includes interesting field trips to Bermuda’s prime nature reserves and historic sites, a variety of hands-on activities and fun indoor and outdoor games.  Please click Summer Camp 2018 314.pdf for the application form.  

Our camps are filling quickly. Here is the availability as of May 8th, 2018.

Archaeology for Kids

2-Jul

full

Wild Things

9-Jul

full

Crack the Code

16-Jul

Full

Archaeology for Kids

23-Jul

full

Photo Camp

30-Jul

full

Crack the Code

6-Aug

full

Wild Things

13-Aug

Full

 

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INSPIRING BERMUDA'S CHILDREN AND BRINGING NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TO LIFE

For Teens

At the Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards we present awards to kids, teenagers and schools who have worked for the benefit of Bermuda and its people, to preserve places of beauty or historical interest, buildings, artefacts, lands and animal and plant life, and to promote their appreciation.

The Earth Day Video Competition encourages our youth to put modern technologies into play, while they create environmental videos expressing their concerns for today and their vision for tomorrow.  Since 2013 we celebrate Earth Day with a mini film festival featuring the videos submitted by Bermuda's youth. See below for previous entries. (note: Entry form for 2017 will be available soon)

Volunteer! There are many ways to get involved with Bermuda National Trust.

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AIM is the ideal programme for students to fulfill mandatory and voluntary Community Service hours. AIM is designed to Activate, Inspire and Motivate students with projects in BNT open spaces, nature reserves, historic buildings and landmarks. Combining community service, education and the great outdoors encourages valuable links for youth development, character building as well as providing pathways for career and vocational ideas and opportunities. Email Julie Steele aim@bnt.bm for more information.

 

Annual Awards for Students and Schools

Michael Darling Shield

This is awarded in recognition of projects, programmes or initiatives by a school demonstrating care of the environment or preservation of Bermuda's heritage. It was established in honour of Lt Col Michael Darling who served as the Trust President, 1977-79 and 1982-84

Outstanding Young Environmentalists

Awarded to young persons demonstrating an exceptional contribution to the preservation of Bermuda's natural environment

(Must be less than 26 years as of December 31, 2017)

BNT Awards Nomination Form click here

 

Bermuda National Trust 2017 Earth Day Video Competition

The Bermuda National Trust, together with sponsor Marshall, Diel & Myers celebrated Earth Day 2017 with the Earth Day Student Video Competition mini film festival and prize-giving for Primary, Middle and Senior School students at BUEI on Friday, April 21.

Prizes and awards were presented to the 75 students who submitted 24 videos with the first prize in the Primary School category going to Bermuda High School students Lily Jones and  Ella Younie for their video about pollution called ‘Wave Goodbye to Pollution’. Yvé Smith, Kaylah Stamper and Layla Williams of Bermuda High School won the first prize in the Middle School category for their video called ‘Getting out into Nature’.

The videos focused on a wide variety of topics relating to the environment such as Local Food, Getting out into Nature, Remarkable Trees, The Ocean Around Us and The meaning of Earth Day. Students expressed their stories in different and engaging ways. Somerset Primary School students Anai Jjonbwe and Ethan Kessell filmed at Spittal Pond, Fort Scaur and Somerset Long Bay and showcased the beauty and value of these sites winning the ‘Best Awareness Ambassador Award’. In the video ‘Remarkable Trees’, Bermuda High School students Cascidy Davis, Hannah Madeiros, Doireann O’Shaughnessy and Georgie Swayne used clever animation to showcase Bermuda’s trees, winning the ‘Most Informative Award’, while the video ‘Getting Out Into the Ocean Around Us’ by Somerset Primary School students India Bascome, Samantha Barbosa, Bethany Gibbons and Sumayyah Ramatar showed that everyone can help the fight against marine plastic pollution by cleaning up our beaches.

All of the videos and a complete listing of prizes and awards can be viewed on www.bnt.bm (https://www.bnt.bm/news/227-young-creatives-of-bermuda-honoured-at-earth-day-video-film-festival). The films will also be aired on CITV. The Trust hopes these productions will spark lively discussions and change habits towards a greener and healthier Bermuda. Several of the student teams will be doing their part by planting Bermuda Olivewood trees or Milkweed plants which were presented to them for entering the competition.

 

Earth Day Video Competition 2016

 The Bermuda National Trust, together with sponsor ‘  Marshall, Diel & Myers’ celebrated Earth Day 2016 by listening to the voices of our children at the  Earth Day Student Video  Competition prize giving for primary, middle and senior school students. Prizes were awarded to 50 students who submitted 19 videos with the overall winner and 1st prize in the Primary  School Category going to Saltus students Jessica Bucher, Celena Presti and Courtney Rego for their video about invasive  species called ‘Taking Over Bermuda’. Jasmine Colmet, Alia Peets and Skylar Trott of BHS won the 1st prize in the Middle Year  Category for their animated video called ‘Invasive Species’ and Rakaja Simmons and Jahstice Trott of CedarBridge Academy  won 1st prize  in the Senior School Category for their video about The Bermuda National Trust’s nature reserves called  ‘Beautiful Bermuda’. To view all the videos please click here.

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Photos of some of the winners at the prize presentation on April 22nd, 2016

 EDV flyer 2016.pdf  

 

Earth Day Video Competition 2015

The Bermuda National Trust invited students to enter videos with themes titled 'Earth Day', 'Pollution' and 'Alternative Energy’, ‘Endangered Species’ and ‘Can We live without Plastic?’. Students submitted 2-4 minute videos and were judged on their content clarity, creativity, production and their ability to create a memorable & interesting video.  

Students were highly praised by Tim Marshall, partner at Marshall Diel and Myers who sponsored the event for the second year and Minister of Education The Honorable Wayne Scott JP, MP who also presented prizes donated by Andrew Stevenson, Island Winds, Royal Gazette Stationary Store, Specialty Cinema & Grill, Fantasea Diving, Bermuda Fun Golf and Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute during the mini film festival and prize presentation at BUEI on Earth Day.

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Winner 1st Prize (Primary/Middle Year Student Category):

‘Endangered Species—What Can We Do?’
Taijae Davis, Nanami Ingram, Aleylah Lema, Jeanella Marquez, Satasia Swann & Njeri Thomas
Northlands Primary
https://youtu.be/FYR-UenYkcM

Winner 2nd prize (Primary/Middle Year Student Category): ‘What’s Up With All This Plastic?’
Malsha Amarasinghe, Yarhi Bradshaw, Anjelina Chandrasekaran, Ahmya Peets, A’vari Raynor-Hall, Ande Simons &  Timaris Thomas
Prospect Primary
https://youtu.be/F8N4XVrJwwU

Winner 3rd Prize (Primary/Middle Year Student Category): ‘We Have An Alternative
Tamari Landy & Ashley Stephens
Bermuda High School
https://youtu.be/wRuEio3eT5Y

Winner 1st Prize (Lower Primary Student Category): ‘Brothers Doing Their Part
Miles & Macen Outerbridge
Somersfield Academy

https://youtu.be/ini_uQxhjLE

Winner 1st Prize (Senior Student Category): ‘True Reflections
Lulu Hedstrom
Greenwich Academy, CT, USA
http://youtu.be/2ik2BsmDWy8

Most Informative Video: ‘To Be Or Not To Be?
Aayuah Boyles, Erin Cardoso, Monique Cordeiro & Bryanna Furtado
Mount Saint Agnes
https://youtu.be/U8TDdAl9Hkk

Most memorable Video: ‘Life’s A Beach
Brianna Lopes, Julia Pimentel, Jada Rawlins & Conor Sinclair
Mount Saint Agnes
https://youtu.be/9cNIS2yZRSc

Best Sustainability Message: ‘Power It Up!
Malik Joell, Tao Lambert, Matthew Amaral & Christian Roque
Mount Saint Agnes
https://youtu.be/3epUgOyRtqg

Best Use Of Emotion: ‘Ocean and Sunset
Hailey Hayward
Somersfield Academy
https://youtu.be/RV2umK7yI1U

Most Original Video: ‘The Trash Talkers
Caroline Amaral, Joseph Garca, Catia Pimentel  & Lauren Smyth
Mount Saint Agnes
http://youtu.be/ViGRjVcLpaw

 

Mary Prince and School Lands Cottages

Mary Prince was born into slavery in Devonshire in about 1788. The 1831 narrative of her life ‘The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave’ was the first published account of the life of a female slave and had a huge impact on the abolition movement.

The Bermuda National Trust acquired School Lands Cottages, just off St John’s Road in Pembroke, in 1981. One of the cottages to the east of the property was the one in which Mary endured cruel treatment at the hands of ‘Captain I’ (John Ingham) and his wife.

Listed as owner of School Lands from 1789 to 1827, John Ingham lived at the property with his wife Mary Spencer Albouy. Mary Prince’s description leaves little doubt that this was the house in which she spent miserable years. In her narrative, after she was sold to a new owner in 1800, she describes being “given into the charge of his son, a lad about my own age, Master Benjy, who took me to my new home”. Ingham’s oldest child was Benjamin, who was baptised in 1790. ‘Captain I’ and his wife were the worst kind of slave owners, gratuitously cruel to a willing young girl.

Still Mary’s hardships continued: she was sold to a new owner who sent her to make salt in the Turks Islands, where she endured horrific suffering. In 1818, back in Bermuda, she was sold again. This owner eventually took her to London where she found shelter in a Moravian church and the opportunity to tell her story. In 1931 her narrative was published. The slave trade was finally abolished in the British Empire in 1834.

Read Mary’s narrative here at Project Guttenberg

BNT Education in the News

Stepping back in time at Verdmont excavation (June 27th, 2013)

Students spread Bermuda’s historic architecture worldwide 30th May, 2013

Setting the Stage for Learning (May 9th, 2013)

Greenrock/National Trust Earth Day award on Monday

Technology, treasure hunts and experimental learning (April 11th, 2013)

Helping children to appreciate island’s natural beauty (6th December 2012)

Somersfield P5 Innovations Class tour Tucker’s Point, hear presentation from National Trust and learn about the controversial SDO (29th November 2012)

BNT AXIS Education Programme September 2012 Newsletter

Making friends, having fun and learning all about Bermuda (July 19th, 2012)

For more information email education@bnt.bm

 

 

 

 

 

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