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Delightful and Irresistible Vincy Cuisine at the RVA

The delightful and irresistible Vincy Cuisine that we eat at Richmond Vale Academy (RVA), is inspired by our longtime friend and activist Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs' amazing recipes. Vincy Cuisine [caption id="attachment_6679" align="alignleft" width="500"] Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs with her amazing plates. Photo Credit: Official Facebook Page . Empress Modupe Olufunmi-Jacobs cook with an eclectic compilation of mainly vegetarian Caribbean recipes that Haitian-born Rastafarian activist and chef Empress has collected from friends and family. She adopted St. Vincent & The Grenadines as her homeland. And her recipes join the use of fresh local agricultural produce and fish harvested in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Besides, she is the host of the 'We Cookin' television show on St. Vincent & the Grenadines TV. This is a weekly cooking show, featuring the local and international chefs working in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Recipes of Vincy Cuisine Her recipes rely largely on fresh, locally grown products and locally caught fish. [caption id="attachment_6677" align="alignright" width="244"] Photo Credit: Official Facebook Page . Empress Modupe Olufunmi can use occasionally products from the store, like a jar of pasta sauce or can of coconut milk, or even a bouillon cube or two. And the popular rice, soy "meat", soy sauce and olive oil appears in her recipes too. But the mainstays are the ground provisions produced here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. These...
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Culture Night In RVA

Culture Night At The Richmond Vale Academy By Julio from Brazil All Saturdays the Richmond Vale Academy promotes the “Culture Night”. An event that aims to promote an entertainment night for the volunteers. The staff and sometimes also the locals of St Vincent, the idea of this event is to bring a new theme every week. With all different kind of activities, as music, dance, food, sports, games. An important question about the Culture Night is that the responsible for making it happens are of the people from the project. The idea is to promote a different experience for all of the people that live around you, so usually some groups take the responsibility for a specific date and plan all the activities. So, it´s important that every group plan activities to bring different moments that can improve the integration among the people of our community. An interesting point when you are in charge of the Culture Night is to think. “What I would like to get if I were a participant”. After this point, you start to think about what activities people would enjoy, which different food you can do, how time longer the activities will take. What resources we need before, what should I do during the afternoon before?. All of this helps to improve your capacities about management, working together and also how...
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Time To Deep Clean RVA

Running The School Together Here at Richmond Vale Academy, we work hard to ensure that the school and surrounding areas are tidy and presentable. In order for this to happen, all of the students and staff here pitch in to make a clean and pleasant living environment for all. Each day after breakfast students is assigne to an area of the school which is their responsibility to clean. As this happens every day of the week. We keep on top of all cleanliness and any maintenance within the academy. A new responsibility area was create in order to take of this, which has been name health & hygiene. The students in this group are in charge of organising target areas, cleaning rotas and the products we need in order to carry out the action. As well as cleaning our individual areas once a day, the whole school also takes part in deep cleaning once each week. Deep cleaning means giving attention to the corners of the school that really need it! For example, the lamp shades in the main hall are not so easy to reach and are neglect from the regular everyday cleaning and take a lot of care, time and attention to wash. During deep cleaning, areas such as these are given priority as they are not a necessity. Before each deep cleaning session,...
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Dr. Murray Talk About Environmental Science

Richmond Vale Academy often invites experts from Saint Vincent to present their work and share their knowledge. This is a good opportunity to learn how local problems have been tackled and solve. Recently, Dr. Murray has visited Richmond vale Academy to talk about his experience in the field of environmental science. Dr. Murray grew up in St. Vincent but he moved to the USA in order to obtain a Ph.D. in ecotoxicology, studying the effects of pesticides on the microorganisms living in the topsoil. He then worked for the ministry in St. Vincent and successively for the United Nations. He is currently working freelance as an environmental consultant. He gave a lively and interactive presentation regarding the history of St. Vincent with a special focus on environmental problems. The students learned about the serious problem of soil erosion which affects a significant area of the island. Soil erosion is primarily caused by deforestation in order to obtain areas for cultivation. By removing trees, soil loses cohesion since there are no more strong and deep roots that can hold it. Secondly, there is a low evapotranspiration, therefore, water accumulates in topsoil. As a result, a strong rain can easily transport the most fertile layer of the soil worsening the yield of crops. In extreme cases, this can result in landslides. In St. Vincent heavy rains have created...
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The Natural King and Guardian of St. Vincent

Going up to La Soufrière: The natural king and guardian of St. Vincent.   Richmond Vale Academy  Climate Compliance Program – Team 13  Study task 2 – Experience  María Olano. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is not far from that. La Soufrière is the country volcano, a natural monstrous marvel that can be seen from almost every point of the island. It stands there, with all his imperial magnitude, the king and guardian of this portion of land that carries all the warm of the lava within their citizen kindness. Every country have they own appealing characteristics with historical monuments, unique landscapes, and particular roadways. These touristic assets that are frequently use by travel agencies to show how attractive a destiny can be, and carry an interesting number of people to get astonished by different wonders. La Soufrière is the most highest peaks in St. Vincent. It’s 1.234 meters (4.049 feet) and the last time it erupt in 1979. Is especially releveant more than 14 thousand people evacuate from the fervent red thick blood of the volcano. But, no worries, by now it keeps calm and quiet, like a baby sleeping with a lullaby. At 9:00 in the morning we left the school to start the crossing journey to reach the highest point of the mountain, willing to see the crater and tests how far we...
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