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DAPA closes 2021 at Le Galion beach

LE GALION: The last session of Discovery of Outdoor Activities (DAPA) was held on the Galion beach for three days marked by sport and Christmas magic.

The formula remains unchanged for the great pleasure of children from 7 to 14 years old: the DAPA device organized by the Saint Martin Nautical Club and supported by the Directorate of Youth, Sports and Social Cohesion (DJSCS) was created in order to allow children who do not usually have the opportunity to practice various outdoor sports activities to have access to them supervised by professionals (including AFPS lifeguards).

The previous DAPA sessions had been a great success, this last one was no exception to the rule. Sixty children followed each day to follow a rich program with activities such as boxing with an inflatable ring provided by ABC Intersports, as well as trampolines where the kids did choreographies, paddle, lent by the Galion surfing club, the inevitable swimming area delimited by a water line and supervised by BNSSA (national certificate of safety and aquatic rescue) and finally the game board on the beach where the children played soccer, frisbee and dodgeball.

The organizers (Nika, Coline, Coco, …) and the twenty volunteers, had planned “sandman” workshops and especially the visit of Santa Claus, proudly arriving in a kayak and bringing gifts to the children who did not know about the surprise.

Tuesday was dedicated to the children of Quartier d’Orléans, Wednesday to those of Concordia and finally Thursday with those of Sandy Ground. A bus went to the respective schools each morning and brought the children back at the end of the day. To give energy to all the children, Mylène was in charge of feeding the fine team, with her succulent roasted chickens accompanied by pasta and potato salads. A breakfast and a snack were also given to the children.

If the future of the DAPA remains uncertain at the moment because it is waiting for a new subsidy, it is good to hope that it will last, because it is undoubtedly a real asset for the youth of Saint Martin.

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