Thursday 17 October, 2019

Murals tools for teaching and development, says Bradshaw

Government plans to use the arts as vehicles for social and economic development.

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, during a presentation ceremony at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School, said these would be the first set of murals to be unveiled at a number of schools during Education Month.

She noted artists were innovators as well as problems solvers.

Grantley Adams Memorial School Mural

Four local artists, Kwami Hunte, Sherry Nicholls, Don Small and Nikolai Charles, presented their work to the Minister and the school during the ceremony.

“When the Ministry was approached by one of these artists, Mr Kwami Hunte, with a proposal to give back to our nation’s youth through the painting of murals on our schools, there was an immediate marriage with our vision at the Ministry to convey positive and powerful messages to our students and our communities, through the use of murals.

"Having Harris Paints agree to come on board could easily be described as the icing on the cake and we remain deeply appreciative of their commitment and partnership with us in this venture,” the minister noted.

She further added that Government, through the Ministry of Education, was committed to providing opportunities and the infrastructure for the arts to be developed in schools and among the youth.

The school mural project is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and is designed to provide opportunities to celebrate the importance of the creative arts.

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