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Winners in the Schools’ Performing Arts Festival awarded

Winners in the Schools’ Performing Arts Festival awarded

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This year’s Primary Schools Performing Arts Festival (PRISPAF) has achieved its objectives.{{more}}

This view was expressed by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Culture Senator Elvis Charles, at the awards ceremony on Tuesday for the winners the various categories at this year’s performing arts festival which was held during the month of February.

Charles said that the overall development of a nation depended not only on that of economic development, but also of cultural development.

“The cultural arts festival has certainly achieved most of its objectives,” he said.

This was evident by the level of cooperation exhibited by the students and the many bonds created among the students who participated.

Camille Crichton, Director of the Professional Secretarial and Consultancy Services and sponsor of the event, attributed the success of the arts festival to stakeholders who have come to the realization that the performing arts have been helping the students in their holistic development.

This is also why, despite the financial hardship many businesses are currently experiencing, Crichton said that she maintained her corporate responsibility.

“Professional Secretarial and Consultancy Services has been partnering with the ministry and the schools, parents to develop the skills of the youth,” she said.

She highlighted some of the unique features of the event, saying that the festival arts was successful in influencing students from all walks of life to become interested in the arts.

“This was encouraging,” she said.

In the award aspect of the ceremony, seven-year-old Samron Moore of the South Rivers Methodist School featured prominently as he won the “Prince of PRISPAF” award; Tamara Woodley formerly of the Paradise Primary was the “Princess of PRISPAF.”

Other awardees included Kyle Henry of the Lowmans Leeward Primary School judged the “Most promising Male Performer”, Lativia Daley “Most promising Female Performer” in the senior categories, Kennile Isles of the Kingstown Preparatory took top honours for male and Roneva Clarke of the Argyle Primary School, female.

The overall best programme was awarded to the Park Hill Government School, Most Disciplined School award went to the Calliaqua Primary School and the Best Prepared School was awarded to the School with Children for Special Needs.

In the special categories, awards went to the Richland Park Melody Makers as the “Best Instrumental Group”, Jerique John of St Mary’s R.C was judged the “Best Male Vocalist” and Jewel Cordice of the Georgetown Primary School “Best Female Vocalist”.

The performing arts festival is staged annually with the intention of exposing and channeling the talents of primary school students. (DD)

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