Green-minded pupils win recycled art contest

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Eco-friendly pupils at Old Road Primary School impressed judges of a recycled art competition winning a laptop and projector for their school.

Principal Ryona Joseph said students were “elated” to scoop top prize in the contest staged and sponsored by the Sandals Foundation.

Grades five and six youngsters used a variety of waste items including bottle caps and plastic trash to create an eye-catching mural. They also had to write a 50 to 100-word synopsis describing their artwork.

The 14-inch HP laptop and Epson projector were handed to Joseph by Sandals Grande Antigua’s general manager Matthew Cornall at a special assembly.

“It is with indeed pleasure that I, on behalf of the Sandals Foundation, present this laptop and projector to very deserving students,” Cornall said. “We know they worked tirelessly on the mural and we are pleased to know that we are helping to further students’ awareness of the environment.”

New Winthorpes Primary School was the other participant from Antigua. Competitions were also held in Jamaica and Grenada.

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