Students who gave outstanding performances in this year’s Primary School’s Performing Arts Festival, received their trophies and certificates of participation at an Awards Ceremony.
Eight awards were handed out to winners in the Junior and Senior categories, while three new awards were introduced this year as an incentive to encourage a greater level of participation in the Festival.
Samron Moore of the South Rivers Methodist School received the award for Prince of the Festival, while Tamara Woodley of the Paradise Primary School in Bequia received the Princess Award.
The Park Hill Government School received the award for the Best Programme, the Calliaqua Primary School received an award for the most Disciplined School and the School for Children with Special Needs received an award for the Best Prepared School during the festival.
In the junior category, the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School took the female and male awards for the most Promising Performers. Kyle Henry and Lativia Daily received these awards on behalf of their school.
In the Senior category, Kenille Isles of the Kingstown Preparatory School took the award for the most Promising Male performer, while Ronefa Clarke of the Argyle Primary School received the award for the most Promising Female performer.
The three new awards introduced this year included an award for Best Instrumental Group, which went to the Richland Park Melody Makers.
In addition, the Best Male Vocalist award went to Jerique John of the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School and the award for Best Female Vocalist went to Jewel Cordice of the Georgetown Primary School.
The Awards Ceremony took place at the Conference Room of Professional Secretarial and Consultancy Services Limited, sponsors of the Festival. The trophies and certificates were handed out by Managing Director, Camille Crichton, and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Sports and Culture, Elvis Charles.
Source: NBC Radio
The University of the West Indies Open Campus will host its Annual Open House here next week.
A release from the UWI Centre, said this year teams will be visiting from the St. Augustine and the Mona Campuses.
The teams will share information on programmes, application, and admission procedures with various students from Secondary Schools, and the Community College.
They will also host a Town Hall Meeting in Marriaqua on Thursday November 8th at 5:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Life Tabernacle Church, Mesopotamia, for students, teachers and the general public.
An Open Day will also be held at the University Centre from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 9th.
The Open House is an opportunity for parents and prospective students to meet and dialogue with faculty and administrative staff about academic programmes, scholarships, and other opportunities available for students at the University of the West Indies.
It takes place from November 5th to 9th.
Source: NBC Radio
The Ministry of Education has announced the names of the six recipients of the National Awards for the Academic Year 2011 to 2012.
According to a release from the Ministry, the six students are deemed to have the best claims to these awards based on their performance in the May/June 2012 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) of the CXC and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) A’Level Examinations.
The six are: Courtnae Bailey, O’mark Andrews, Jeshua Bardoo, Ijahlon Butler, Israel Carr and Jaya Debnath all from the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
The most outstanding performance was recorded by Courtnae Bailey and she will receive the Prime Minister’s Award for her outstanding performance in the Examinations.
Courtnae Bailey and O’mark Andrews will receive National Scholarship Awards while Jeshua Bardoo, Ijahlon Butler, Israel Carr and Jaya Debnath will receive exhibition awards.
Recipients of the National Awards will receive full funding for a five-year period of University Study while recipients of the Exhibition Awards will receive three years full funding for their studies.
Source: NBC Radio