The St David’s Catholic Secondary School in Grenada was, on 15 October, the recipient of a donation of Grenada’s only bottled, natural mineral water – Mount Pure Natural Mineral Water.
The students were taught about the benefits of mineral water to the body as well as how the water is derived from its source at the Roll River Mountains in Byelands, St Andrew. It was also highlighted that Mount Pure Natural Mineral Water has a pH of 7.25 making it perfect for the fight against cancer by neutralising stomach acids post-digestion, raising blood pH levels and creating an environment in the body that discourages cancer growth.
There is presently an epidemic of cancer and other non-communicable diseases in Grenada. However, sufficient research proved drinking mineral water every day reduces the risks of developing cancer and even cures it in some cases.
When asked, if any student had lost someone to cancer or known someone who has died because of cancer, nearly 50% of the students raised their hands, clearly indicating that the problem is far-reaching and devastating.
Rolanda Mc Queen, CEO of Mount Pure Natural Mineral Water, who also lost her mother, sister and close family members due to cancer at a young age, encouraged the students to avoid alcohol, as alcohol is another cancer in society destroying families and claiming lives. Mc Queen added, that there is a rise of cancer, hypertension, and diabetes among our people which can be tackled by applying best practices as it relates to food, nutrition and fitness as well as being mindful of the drinking water we consume.
Mc Queen stated, “If we educate the children, we do not have to educate the adults. Students should avoid eating and drinking foods whose source is unknown.”
The company’s CEO reminded students that the body is made up of 75% water and as such maintaining that balance, not only helps keep you hydrated and healthy but is also essential for bodily functions and life overall.”
Speaking to the assembly, the company’s Marketing Manager, Kevin Peterkin highlighted that the objective of the campaign is to bridge the gap between the theoretical and the practical application of sciences taught in school, while gainfully occupying students during the breaks from formal school.
Peterkin also noted that the campaign forms part of the company’s mandate to preserve and pass on the rich heritage of Grenada and its natural treasures.
Hardworking, discipline and dedicated students to the sciences will have opportunities to study and test the soil, rocks, water and plants in proximity to the source as well as participate in field trips to the company’s lab at the bottling plant, where the pure water springs from beneath the earth’s surface, coming from an unpolluted aquifer.
The principal of the school, Gary Jones expressed gratitude to Mount Pure for the generous donation and also encouraged the students to take advantage of this initiative to understand the working application of science taught in the classroom in a real-life laboratory setting as offered by Mount Pure.