Children, Teens, Families

We offer fun and engaging camps during the school holidays:

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

 

 

Summer Camps - July - August 2017

Ages: 8 - 11 years and 11 - 14 years

Hours: 8:30am-3:00pm (or 5pm with after care)

Location: The Axis Education Centre, Waterville, Pomander Road, Paget

The Bermuda National Trust offers fun camps for students ages 8-11 and 11-14. Programmes include interesting field trips to Bermuda’s prime nature reserves and historic homes, challenging maker projects and a variety of hands-on activities.

Camp Dates: July 3 to Aug 18 : Different themes each week
Wild Things July 3-7 (FULL) 
Wild Things July 10-14 (FULL)
Go Green: Creative Upcycling July 17-21
Pirates, Boats and Forts July 24-28 (FULL)
Photo Camp July 31-Aug 2  (FULL)
Pirates, Boats and Forts August 7-11 (FULL)
Go Green: Creative Upcycling August 14-18

Click to download the sign-up form 

For more information email education@bnt.bm

 

EDV flyer 2017

Earth Day Video Competition 2017

The Earth Day Student Video Competition 2017, sponsored by Marshall, Diel & Myers, engaged 75 students who submitted a total of 24 videos. 1st prize in the Primary School category went to Bermuda High School students, Lily Jones & Ella Younie, for their video titled ‘Wave Goodbye to Pollution’.

Yvé Smith, Kaylah Stamper & Layla Williams of Bermuda High School won 1st prize in the Middle Years category for their video ‘Getting out into Nature’. 2nd prize in the Primary School category went to ‘Family Foods’ by Daryn Fox, Harmony Seymour & Eloise Tamine of Bermuda High School and 2nd prize in the Middle Years category was awarded to Bermuda High School students Alex Carne, Camryn Heinicke & Tàja Williams for their video ‘ The Ocean around Us’.Mark Diel 

3rd prize in Primary School category went to India Bascome, Samantha Barbosa, Bethany Gibbons and Sumayyah Ramatar of Somerset Primary School for their video ‘Getting out into the Ocean around Us’ and 3rd prize in the Middle Years category was awarded to Jada Davis, Samantha Knights & Taylor Sousa of Bermuda High School.

To view all the videos please click here.

For more information email education@bnt.bm

Half Term Spring Traditions Camp - March and April 2017

Camp 1: March 27th - 31st

Camp 2: April 3rd - 7th

Ages: 11 - 8 years

Hours: 8:30am-3:00pm (or 5pm with after care)

We are offering two five day camps for 8 – 11 years old during
the Spring break.

Location: The Axis Education Centre, Waterville, Pomander Road, Paget

Click to find out more

For more information email education@bnt.bm

 

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Summer Camps - July and August

weekly camps from 3rd July to 18th August 2017

October Break Camp - October

camp week 23rd - 27th October 2017

 

For Teens

We offer several annual events, programmes and volunteer opportunities for teenagers.

At the Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards we present awards to kids, teeangers 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 mordern technologies into play, while they create environmental videos expressing their concerns for today and their vision for tomorrow.  Since 2013 we celebrate Earthday 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. Click here for more information

Annual Awards for Students and Schools

Michael Darling Shield

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

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

(Must be less than 26 years as of December 31,2016)

BNT Awards Nomination Form click here 

Earth Day Video Competition 2016

EDV-flyer-2016.gif 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

Earth Day Video Competition 2014

The Bermuda National Trust invited students to enter videos with themes titled 'The Ocean Around Us', 'A Green Hero' and 'Sustainability and Local Food'. Students submitted 2-4 minute videos and were judged on their creativity, production and their ability to create a memorable & interesting video.  

Students were commended by Tim Marshall, partner at Marshall Diel and Myers who sponsored the event and Minister of Health and Environment The Honorable Trevor Moniz JP, MP who also presented prizes donated by Ptech, Island Winds, Royal Gazette Stationary Store, Bermuda Clayworks, Speciality Cinema & Grill, Fantasea Diving, Bermuda Fun Golf, Bermuda National Museum, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.

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Winner 1st Prize:

‘Marine Pollution’

Meinhardt Rentrup

Somersfield Academy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAUfQjaTYx0

Winner 2nd prize:

‘Save the Cans’

Gabriela Rosati & Sara Vallis

Warwick Academy

 SAVE THE CANS.mov

Winner 3rd Prize

‘Changing the Definition of Cost’

P5 Innovation Class Somersfield Academy

Somersfield Academy

http://youtu.be/bxbQP1i6hzo 

Winner 1st Prize Lower Primary

‘Sustainability in Bermuda’

Natalia & Alejandra Tafur

Somersfield Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2eaKzgXqsQ

The winners of the runner ups:

Best use of medium

‘Bird’s Eye View’

Charlotte Toogood

Somersfield Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtNQXowd-e4&feature=youtu.be

Most Informative

‘The Ocean Around Us’

Cali Lindo

Somersfield Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMS7kw_kWJs

Best Animated

‘Earth Day Green Hero’

Daquan Burgess, Michael Denbrook, Jeremy Smith & Justin Smith

Cedarbridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smvRuSJtXkg

Best Connection to Youth

‘Anyone Can be a Hero’

Alex Bordage, Quincy Kusyk & Adam Larson

Somersfield Academy

 Anyone can be a Hero.mp4

Best Video Filmed at School

‘Water Saver’

Joshua Blee, Daniel Cook, Logan Jones and Zachary Lewis

Mt. St. Agnes

http://youtu.be/d6dwmwWhI0I

Best Sustainability Message

‘Local Food’

K’Shay Tucker

Cedarbridge Academy

http://youtu.be/OZ3Jwn7Df5o

The Ocean Around Us (2)

Rodrigo Lira, Colin McCue, Sadiq Nurse, Mackenzie Ricketts & Caleb Roberts

Mount Saint Agnes Academy

http://youtu.be/5E3YyNUIr3o

A Bluer Place

Diliano Burchall, Diamond Dill, Rodrigo Guerreio, Tajcie Hawker, Lilianna Moniz & Isaiah Smith

Dellwood Middle School

    

Lionfish (interview with Graham Maddocks)

Felicia Clarke

Somersfield Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpiuFnr8SIE

Local Food

 Kayley Gibbons

Somersfield Academy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u24pnq8cKc

   

Ocean Pollution

James Correia, Ryan DeCosta & Sai-R Trimm

Mount Saint Agnes Academy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdU-HBy_uBA&feature=youtu.be

Our Ocean is Our World

Ziye Burgess, Leanne Estis & Morgan Maderios

Mount Saint Agnes Academy

http://youtu.be/YoU2NownALY

Pollution Movie

Andrew Cardwell

Mount Saint Agnes Academy

http://youtu.be/1ZC9o9a0IyQ

The Ocean Around Us (3)

Jennifer Monk, Sierra Rodriguez & Natalie Young,

Mount Saint Agnes

http://youtu.be/j9Clzrn1Ln0

Super Science 5

Kayla Cardwell, Claudia Fortuna, Sarah Madeiros, Veronica Paulo & Kristiana Smith, 

Mount Saint Agnes Academy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUSkwa3wZB8&feature=youtu.be

Bermuda National Trust Community Garden in Warwick

Earth Day Video Competition 2013

The first prize went to Lindsey and Alex Cash of BHS for their video "Water": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9OL1zbfRkQ

Second prize went to Diamond Dill, Rodrigo Guerreiro and Liliana Moniz of Dellwood for "Go Green Bermuda"

Joint Third Prize went to Dellwood Students: Naisari Roberts, Keshun Butterfield, Kayla Carpenter, Jalair Trott- Richardson, Syldesha Dill-Baker, Kyah Fox, Javontae Duhart and Khyan Bagley-Pearman for their video "Planting to make a change": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8N7dzcGPtk

The other Third Place Prize-winner was the video by Warwick Academy students Gabriela Rosati and Sara Vallis for their video "Change a Regular Day". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy7FrQt03cE

Please click here to view the winning videos and here to view all other entries.

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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