Twelve Schools have participated in the 2012 Secondary Schools Drama Festival, which opened at the Memorial Hall on Monday 19th November.
The Festival is being co-ordinated by the Department of Culture, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
It was originally scheduled to open on Monday November 12th, but had to be delayed, after some Schools indicated that they would not be ready to perform on the designated days.
This year, the format of the Festival has changed from non-competitive to competitive.
This position was taken unanimously by the drama teachers, at a meeting held earlier this year.
The official opening, which began at 3:30 p.m., heard addresses from representatives of the Ministries of Culture and Education.
The Adelphi Secondary School was the first to take to the stage, as they were scheduled to perform following the opening ceremony.
The Festival will climax on November 29th with an Awards Ceremony.
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Students who are pursuing studies in Sciences at the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies of the Community College are now in a better position to successfully complete their studies in this area.
This follows the handing over of two microscopes to the Division on Monday 13th November. The microscopes were presented to Biology Lecturer, Jo-ann Marshall, by Minister responsible for Youth Affairs, Frederick Stephenson.
On hand to witness the presentation were first year Biology Student, Lonique Wallace and Deputy Director of the Community College, Nigel Scott.
Minister Stephenson explained that the equipment is a gift from this country’s High Commissioner to London, Cenio Lewis. He noted that from time to time the High Commission in London donates equipment that is aimed at enhancing the delivery of teaching and education here.
He urged the students to use the microscopes wisely and to also take good care of them.
Ms. Marshall expressed thanks on behalf of her students to Minister Stephenson and the High Commissioner.
She noted that the investment is a significant one as advanced Biology involves a lot of work with microscopes. She said the microscopes received are more advanced than those used by the students.
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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.
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