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Poster winners awarded

Students pose with their prizes alongside Mark St. Hill, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Country Head for Barbados (right), and Joy Adamson, from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.

Interest in local and indigenous fruits and vegetables among Barbadian school children is growing, judging by the response to CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s inaugural Fruits & Vegetables of Barbados Posters Competition.

The competition, which was launched in October, sought to further sensitise children to the value of local and indigenous fruits and vegetables and was the continuation of a process begun earlier this year when the bank published a series of educational posters prominently displaying and listing local fruits and vegetables including carambola, golden apple, jamoon, pumpkin and sweet potato. The competition was open to both primary and secondary schools and was judged in the categories of Visual Arts, Essay and Culinary Arts.

Mark St. Hill, Country Head for Barbados was pleased with the entries received.

“We are extremely pleased with the quality of submissions received across all the categories; it was of a high standard particularly for an inaugural competition. We are also happy with the level of interest and with the cross-section of schools across the island represented in the competition. It augurs well for the future,” he said.

St. Hill added that it tied in with another sponsorship that the bank was undertaking with the Lions Club to test the potential for diabetes in children and encourage them to make more healthy choices in their eating habits.

The children were presented with their awards at a short ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on December 7.

* The winners in the Art Competition were: Age 4 -5 category – (First) Rheanna Foster, Hillaby/ Turner’s Hall; (Second) Renako Greene, St. George Primary; (Third) Jeremy Boyce and Taja Clarke, St. George Primary; and (Special Mention) Adiya Clarke, Ellerton Primary.

Age 6 – 8 category: (First) Jewel Nicholls, Hillaby/Turner’s Hall; (Second) Jacobi Knight-Hurley, Ellerton; (Third) Tehuti Alleyne, Deacon’s Primary; and (Special Mention) Tesedi Lashley, Roland Edwards Primary

* The winners in the Essay Competition were: First form – (First) Nikkhil Willoughby, Seventh Day Adventist School; (Second) Cayla Turney, Springer Memorial School; and (Third) Tarah Webster, Springer Memorial School.

Second and third forms – (First) Janissa Alleyne, Seventh Day Adventist School; (Second) Suthany Hall, Seventh Day Adventist School; and (Third) Cherish Lashley, Alexandra School.

* The winners in the Culinary Competition were: Beverages – (First) Taeika Layne, The Lodge School; (Second) Carey Brathwaite, Springer Memorial; and (Third) Kentura Banfield, Springer Memorial School.

* Jams and Preserves – (First) Winmalecia Bowen, Springer Memorial; (Second) Toni Archer, The Lodge School; and (Third) Shanico Knight, The Lodge School.

* Batters and Doughs – (First) Adam Waithe, Lester Vaughan; (Second) Carey Brathwaite, Springer Memorial; and (Third) Winmalecia Bowen, Springer Memorial.

* Entrees – (First) Shanice Husbands, Lester Vaughan; (Second) Davian Lavine, The Lodge School; and (Third) Nin-Aydan Sobers, The Lodge School.

A number of judges, experts in their field, volunteered their time and expertise to the competition. They were: in the Essay competition, Adrian Green, Wendy Griffith-Watson and Sonia Johnson; in the Visual Arts — Ronnie Carrington, Omowale Stuart and Janice Whittle; and in the Culinary Arts – Marian Hart, Max Benz and Peter Edey.

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