Monday 24 February, 2020

Garcia praises winners of National Schools Panorama Competition

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has offered his congratulations to the winning bands of the 2020 National Schools Panorama contest.

Following an exciting day of competition at the Queens Park Savannah on Sunday, the Guaico Presbyterian Primary School, Bishop Anstey and Trinity College East emerged victorious in the finals of the competition.  

A total of 20 bands competed for the championship titles. Guaico Presbyterian, 2019 Primary champions, retained their title while Bishop Anstey and Trinity College East dethroned Secondary title holders Naparima Girls’ High School and Naparima College pushing the Southern group into third place. 

In praising the winners, the Minister thanked all who played a role in their victory.

“It was no small feat for either of these bands to emerge victorious today. The discipline, dedication, commitment and strong support systems surrounding each team has now resulted in these wins. I wish to sincerely thank and congratulate each player, arranger, conductor, parent, teacher and supporter who ensured that each band was able to deliver quality performances.”

Garcia went on to thank Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for his continued support of the competition and assured that the Ministry will keep working to produce excellent players of the national instrument to ensure cultural preservation and appreciation.

The Prime Minister was present at the event.

Meanwhile, he added that the Ministry of Education continues to prepare for schools carnival competitions within the coming weeks. Students will be performing in the National Schools Chutney Soca Monarch, National Junior Calypso Monarch, National Schools Soca Monarch, National Junior Extempo Monarch and the NCC Traditional Mas Carnival Characters. 

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