Schools’ budding artists

 

Head of the Visual Art department at the St. Leonard’s Boys Secondary, Carol Alleyne breaking down the work for some curious students.

School is a place for much more than just chalk and talk.

And at the St. Leonard’s Boys Secondary School in Richmond Gap, St. Michael this morning this was evident as staff and students there, along with colleagues from St. George Secondary, Christ Church Foundation, Ellerslie Secondary and Lester Vaughan Schools showcased seasons of creativity.

Work from students from the various schools who were preparing for Art examinations set by the Caribbean Examinations Council combined their pieces for the inaugural Secondary School Visual Art Exhibition.

The pieces included drawings, batik, fibre arts, graphic designs, print making, ceramics, basketry, metal work and surface decorations. The exhibition was a part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of universal free education in Barbados.

Ellerslie principal, Major Errol Brathwaite, told the students at the opening ceremony that while achieving the best results in academics was necessary, fine arts was equally as critical an area to their development as individuals,

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