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Student Council: Greening TCI

Student Council: Greening TCI
Student Council: Greening TCI Month Tree Planting Project This month is Greening Turks and Caicos Islands Month and, in honour of that, the British West Indies Collegiate Student Council has been busy trying to encourage students and their families to adopt the habit of taking reusable bags toContinue Reading

A dedication to Rob Stewart

A dedication to Rob Stewart
A dedication to Rob Stewart In March 2015 the Turks and Caicos Islands had the honour of hosting Rob Stewart, world renowned shark conservationist and film maker. While on his visit here, he impacted the lives of a number of students, in particular students from the BritishContinue Reading

RATs – Week 12 – Cleaning Up the Mangroves

RATs – Week 12 – Cleaning Up the Mangroves
RATs - Week 12 - Cleaning Up the Mangroves On Friday 7th of April the RATs group headed over to Big Blue Unlimited where we kayaked over to the mangroves with our big black baggies to clean up all the garbage that is killing our wild life.Continue Reading

RATs – Week 11 – Search and Recovery Dive

RATs – Week 11 – Search and Recovery Dive
Search and Recovery Dive Last week during our RATs session we all went to Big Blue and took part in the Search and Recovery Dive, which is part of the Advanced Open Water course. It was my last RATs dive for this year and involved new skills,Continue Reading

RATs – Week 10 – Loggerhead Turtle

RATs – Week 10 – Loggerhead Turtle
RATs week 10:  At the Amanyara Cinema On March 24th the RATs team took a break from all the diving and the clean ups and went to watch Turtle: The Incredible Journey in the Amanyara’s movie cinema. This cinema is in fact the only one on theContinue Reading

RATs – Week 9 – Fish Identification in Turks & Caicos Islands

RATs – Week 9 – Fish Identification in Turks & Caicos Islands
Fish Identification in Turks and Caicos Islands Sadly the weather, this Friday, was not on our side. Plans had to be changed and so instead of doing our Search and Rescue dive training, we took the opportunity to broaden our knowledge of reef fish in the TurksContinue Reading

RATS – Week 8 – Advanced Open Water Deep Dive

RATS – Week 8 – Advanced Open Water Deep Dive
RATs week 8 - Advanced Open Water Course Deep Dive  Last Friday, the RATS team went on a deep dive, a compulsory part of the training for those on the Advanced Open Water Course (a chance for the rest of us to play with eggs underwater!).  We splitContinue Reading

RATS – Week 7 – Buoyancy Dive

RATS – Week 7 – Buoyancy Dive
Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive, Oliver Downes (Yr9) During last week’s dive, we did the peak performance buoyancy section of the AOW diving course. Some people on the RATS team have already completed their Advanced course but joined in with those being assessed anyway. The people that didContinue Reading

RATS – Week 6 – Knot Tying

RATS – Week 6 – Knot Tying
Tied up in knots! By Jessica Saunders (Yr 9) On Friday the 24th of February, BWIC 'Reef Action Team' (RAT's) with Miss Rankin (head of RAT's) headed over to Big Blue Unlimited where we had a lesson in seamanship, more specifically, learning some very useful knots! TheContinue Reading

RATs – Week 5 – Night Diving

RATs – Week 5 – Night Diving
RATs Week Five: Night diving Naryan Kalliecharan , Year 9 The RATs team from the British West Indies Collegiate, along with Miss Rankin, Marcia Gutierrez from Big Blue, Jackie Walker from Amanyara, and Don Stark from the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund, were fortunate enough to goContinue Reading
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