June 20, 2014
Tots and toddlers showcase talent at Peace Mo

The talents of this country’s future artists and performing artistes were on display recently at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown.{{more}}

Tots and toddlers from around St Vincent and the Grenadines, representing 16 early childhood education centres, participated in the Bank of Nova Scotia sponsored Tots in Marine Life 2014 showcase, displaying their skills in craft and the performing arts.

The students, assisted by their teachers, prepared exhibits based on the theme of the programme: “Fishing for Today’s Family Creates a Healthy Society.” These were displayed on the ground floor of the Peace Memorial Hall.

Placing first in the exhibition was the Marriaqua Early Childhood Centre, followed by the Owia Early Childhood Centre, with the Spring Village Methodist Pre-school in third place.

The activities then moved to the auditorium where the nation’s future dancers, poets, singers and comedians put on performances, much to the delight of their peers, parents, teachers, judges and well-wishers.

At the end of the presentations, it was the Stubbs Pre-school that got the judges’ nods for first place.

They were followed by the Imani Pre-school in second place, while the Marriaqua Early Childhood Centre placed third.

Scotiabank presented all schools with goody bags, which included notebooks and stationery. The winning schools also received trophies.

This is the third year that the Tots in Marine Life initiative is taking place, as part of activities to mark Fisheries Month.

The Bank of Nova Scotia undertook the sponsorship of the event as part of its Bright Future Programme, which is geared towards working along with community groups and organizations, as part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility.