St. Hugh’s Cops Top Spot in IOJ Art Competition

first_imgSt. Hugh’s Cops Top Spot in IOJ Art Competition EducationApril 11, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Related$60 Million Budgeted to Build More Classrooms Story HighlightsThe St. Hugh’s High School, in St. Andrew, is the winner of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) 2013/ 2014 Arts and Craft in Schools Competition.The competition, which began in 1938, showcased the many areas of art being taught in schools, whilst encouraging and exposing the creativity of children.St. Hugh’s student, Ackeilia Cane, told JIS News that the school felt motivated by the victory, which earned the institution a trophy and prizes worth over $70,000. St. Hugh’s Cops Top Spot in IOJ Art CompetitionJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Related$205 Million for Reading Project in Primary Schoolscenter_img Photo: Donald Delahaye Principal Director for Culture, in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Dahlia Harris (right), presents St. Hugh’s High School, with the top trophy for winning the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) 2013/ 2014 Arts and Craft in Schools Competition, on April 9, at the IOJ in downtown, Kingston. Accepting the trophy and prizes on behalf of the school are: Head of the Arts Department at the school, Alishia Wilks-James; and students, Chantal Newman, and Ackeilia Caine. Related$27 Million for Initiatives to Improve Children’s Learning Environment The St. Hugh’s High School, in St. Andrew, is the winner of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) 2013/ 2014 Arts and Craft in Schools Competition.The competition, which began in 1938, showcased the many areas of art being taught in schools, whilst encouraging and exposing the creativity of children, at the National Exhibition for Arts in School, held at the IOJ’s downtown Kingston complex on April 8.St. Hugh’s student, Ackeilia Cane, told JIS News that the school felt motivated by the victory, which earned the institution a trophy and prizes worth over $70,000.“We are…thankful. The hard work that we put in and our passion to succeed enabled us to win,” she said, while advising other schools to put in extra work, research, and do the best.”Head of the Arts Department, Alishia Wilks-James said, the event presented “a fantastic opportunity for them (students) to be able to see what other schools are doing in arts and to see their work on display.”The teacher stressed that the interaction at the exhibition was positive for the students. “So it definitely boosts and inspires them. We have done well, and I hope that next year we can come back and do it just as well,” she said.Meanwhile, Principal Director of Culture, in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Dahlia Harris, said “Jamaicans are creatively wealthy…”when you see young people interested in Arts, it tells you that there is still life existing in the craft. There is a career in it, and it opens up to the public what our young people are doing.”Emphasising that all creative expression has value, Miss Harris, said the messages portrayed in the displays, address the issues of bleaching and encourages young people to be confident. “When young people engage in these types of discussion, it is something to stop and listen to,” she said.Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica, Dr. Veerle Poupeye, encouraged art teachers to help students to widen their horizons in the craft. She also lauded the animation pieces displayed by the students.Second place went to the St. George’s College, and third spot to Foga Road High School, while fourth place went to Buff Bay High School.  The main sponsors of the event were: Jetcon Corporation, Pugh’s Colour Lab, Liguanea Drug and Garden Centre, Sangster’s Book Store, Reelrock, and GSW Animation. Advertisementslast_img read more

First Snowfall Expected Tuesday

first_imgShaun Baines from the National Weather Service in Anchorage says the storm is taking longer than expected to arrive in Southcentral and may not bring much snow… Baines: “This is just one storm and then we’ll have a pretty cold night Wednesday night into Thursday as high pressure moves overhead and things clear out and actually we’ll start to warm up by Friday. Warmer air coming back in and probably a shot of rain by Friday night into Saturday.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Meteorologists are marking the change in the seasons, with the region’s first accumulative snowfall expected Tuesday evening in the higher elevations. Baines says the storm will likely be an isolated event…center_img Baines: “The cold air is coming in from western Alaska from across the Alaska Range and does it get in there tomorrow afternoon or evening or wait a little longer? It’s looking less likely that there’ll be significant accumulation, but there is still some potential for minor accumulation.” The Weather Service is also warning of gusty winds, which could result in blowing snow and reduced visibility.last_img read more