Seven of them were rewarded as winners while the others have been recognised for their contribution through a prize giving ceremony held yesterday at the Seychelles Institute for Teacher Education (Site).
Primary six (P6) student Joy Cupidon from Baie Lazare school clinched first place in the primary category, followed by Jahdel Barbe from Anse Boileau school in second place and Tanisha Philoe in third.
For the secondary category only Beau Vallon school took part and all winners were from S1. Stephnao Louise came out in the first position with Antony Dubois in second position, Anil Harrison in third followed by Joel Alcindor in fourth.
Present during the ceremony was the principal secretary for human resource development Dr Linda Barallon, special advisor for education Merida Delcy, director for schools Cyril Pillay, teachers, students and members of the Seychelles Centennial Women Lion Club (WLC).
The competition was launched in August by the WLC in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) and they received a total of 41 entries from four schools.
The deadline for all the drawings to be submitted was the end of October.
This project is part of more than 26 projects implemented by WLC to raise funds for charity and other noble causes.
Tokens of appreciation were also presented to the two judges – Charles Dodo and Dr Govindarajulu R. Sathyaharayanam — who reviewed the drawings according to their slogan, message, visuals and content.
Following the ceremony those present were able to have refreshments in the cafeteria while viewing the drawings of all the students.
The drawings will be used for 2018 calendars and cards.
WLC President Sashi Karpagam said they are happy and impressed by the quality artistic work they received for the first attempt of a drawing competition by WLC.
“The main aim of this contest was to lay a good platform to bring out the talents of the young generation and to appreciate their hard work. It was very encouraging for us, they were very colourful and full of creativity,” she said.
She said that apart from academics there are extracurricular activities like sport, arts, music and dance that the youth engage in and they decided to take on art.
“The work produced by the children shows the type of talent they have through different colours and ideas they have and it clearly shows how well the children have observed the society,” she said.
Mrs Delcy extended her heartfelt appreciation to the club on behalf of the ministry for this initiative.
“This art competition has given the students the opportunity to develop their creativity and indeed the students worked very hard to capture the essence of the theme,” she said.
Source : Seychelles NATION