Preserving Patois: Students and Teachers to attend Cultural Workshop

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3:12 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, July 2, 2014 - GIS: The Ministry of Culture, in the month of July, will host 4 days of training in Grenadian Patios for students and teachers. This is an effort to preserve the Grenadian Patois language, as well as to introduce it to the island’s Education System.

The Workshop will be held at the La Castigne Family House in Concord, St. John's on July 7 and 8 and July 14 and 15, 2014 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Facilitated by members of the Grenada Creole Society, participants are expected to learn:

  • The importance of keeping the tradition of speaking Patois alive in Grenada;
  • Patois greetings;
  • Common Grenadian sayings and;
  • One locally composed Patois song.
The workshop is an extension of the Youth Conference on Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage held back in 2012.

A total of 55 persons are expected to attend.




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