Unscripted Youth Radio Behind the Scenes with Sankofa Saturdays Youth – Cultural Field Trips, Saturday Swim Class, Carnival Prep

Today’s Youth Radio Show dialogue consisted of unscripted/behind the scenes dialogue from the students. This allowed them to basically just hang out with each other online in the privacy of our weekly village environment here at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) WUVI Student Radio Station… while being live on air. 🙂

Naim, Majestik, Kelley and Nykel spoke about their latest experiences this week at the 24th Annual St. John Folklife Festival at the Annaberg Ruins where Majestik performed with her school choir and Naim went on her own as an observer. Nykel shared just a little about his experience preparing for the Junior Calypso competition which takes place annually during our Carnival season. Benjamin worked silently in the background on learning Adobe Audition to edit the interview of Carib Tribe hosted by Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina on VICCC365 (the UVI Virgin Islands and Caribbean Culture Center radio show).

This week’s show is entirely unscripted so hear first hand, from the mouths of babes themselves, how the students communicate with each other, what they feel about out-of-school activities which are teaching them so much… without the need of textbooks, classrooms and buildings.

Skills worked on included research (online), presentation skills, code switching, the realities of youth peer pressure, recalling information for sharing, summarization, collaboration, team building, taking turns, culture, history, reading comprehension, interpersonal communication, and more.

Some of the topics included the V.I. National Park 24th Annual Folk-Life Festival, Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School’s New Saturday Swimming class and preparation for this upcoming VI Carnival‘s Junior Calypso Tent.

Links to Topics Discussed:

“In celebration of Black History Month, Virgin Islands National Park and the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park have partnered to present the 24th Annual Folk-Life Festival. The festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 and 27, at the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins on St John.

The theme for this year’s program is “Keeping It Alive.” The intention is that the festival gives students an opportunity to learn about their rich cultural heritage and inspires an appreciation for their culture. It is the hope of the National Park rangers that by attending or participating in the festival, a spark will be lit in some students and create the next generation of culture bearers.”

“Hundreds of school children and a large contingent of tourists filled Annaberg Plantation on Thursday as the V.I. National Park kicked off its 24th annual Folklife Festival.”

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