Culasi woman falls in drug sting

first_imgFive more sachets of suspected illegaldrugs, P3,100 cash, a cellphone, a coin purse, and a sling bag were recoveredfrom her, the report added. Drug suspect Hazel Joy Villavert sits handcuffed after police officers arrest her in an entrapment operation at a bar in Culasi, Antique on Jan. 16. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN SAN JOSE, Antique – A woman was nabbedin a buy-bust operation at a bar in Culasi, Antique. According to Captain Bryan Alamo ofthe municipal police station, Villavert was first arrested on March 9, 2016 fordrug charges but has availed of a plea bargaining agreement on June 19, 2018.center_img The 37-year-old Hazel Joy Villavert ofBarangay Malacañang, Culasi was arrested after she sold a sachet of suspectedshabu to an undercover officer for P1,000 around 8 p.m. on Jan. 16, a policereport showed. Villavert was now detained in thelockup cell of the Culasi police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

DONEGAL OUTDOOR SCHOOLS IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN

first_imgThe number of parents opting to send their children to outdoor pre-schools is on the rise. That’s according to Donegal woman, Sally O’Donnell, who established Ireland’s first outdoor school in Donegal eight years ago.Located just outside Letterkenny in Glenswilly, Glen Outdoor School is now part of a trio of Early Learning Schools in Donegal where children spend 80% of their time outdoors.As well as Glen Outdoor, the Early Learning Schools incorporate Park School, located at the Mountain Top, Letterkenny and Ray Outdoor School in Ray Community Centre, situated between Rathmullan and Ramelton. A native of Churchill, O’Donnell was ahead of her time when she opened Glen Outdoor School in 2006, but is now delighted that outdoor schools are gaining popularity across Ireland and the UK.O’Donnell explains: “Parents are curious to find out more about the benefits of outdoor play, because before they visit our schools, they are sometimes concerned that outdoor play is just that – play.However, they are reassured when they realise that our schools follow the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Aistear.“The focus of our schools is to allow children enjoy their childhood as two, three, and four year olds should, instilling in them a desire to learn by following their individual needs. In doing so we prepare them, not just for school – but for life.” O’Donnell continued: “Nature provides a variety of learning opportunities that children can really get involved in, from planting seeds to exploring the properties of water.“The outdoor environment also encourages children to explore curricular concepts using higher order thinking, problem solving, self-risk assessing and complex language.“We’ve also got great feedback from parents in terms of dramatic improvements in their children’s health and well-being since starting our outdoor schools.“That’s largely because many leading experts recommend that children get a minimum of three hours active outdoor play every day, but it appears that this is now the exception rather than the norm.” The fact that one in four children is now either overweight or obese is hugely concerning and just should not be the case.” Early Learning Schools give children the opportunity to experience the outdoors in all types of weather, while dressed in the appropriate clothing and footwear.Additional benefits include independence, resilience, self-esteem and disposition, better energy levels, better quality of sleep, agility, balance and co-ordination, stronger immune systems and lower stress levels.Early Learning Schools will host a series of information evenings this week to inform and educate parents about the positive impact outdoor activity has on children’s development.The first information evening takes place in Park School, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, (entrance via Foxhill’s Estate) on Tuesday, 24th February, followed by Ray Outdoor School (Ray Community Centre, between Rathmullan and Ramelton) on Wednesday, 25th February and finally, Glen Outdoor School on Thursday, 26th February. All sessions take place from 6.00pm – 8.00pm each evening. Visit www.earlylearningschools.ie or call Sally on 086 858 9339 or Noreen on 087 2966164 for more information.DONEGAL OUTDOOR SCHOOLS IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:childcarechildreneducationFeaturesLearningnewsOutdoorPre-schoolschoolslast_img read more