Winner of the essay competition, Raphael Lovell of the Milton Lynch Primary School receiving his prize from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Jehu Wiltshire. (GP)

Winners of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources’ Schools’ Colouring and Essay competitions were announced during the Energy Expo, held recently at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael.

As part of its Energy Month celebrations, the Ministry coordinated two competitions to help create an awareness of renewable energy and energy efficient practices in young children.  The first was a colouring competition for children aged five to seven, and the second, an essay competition for children eight to 11 years.

In the essay competition, Raphael Lovell and Dontre Whitehall of Milton Lynch Primary won first and third place, respectively, while second place went to Tia Gill of Lawrence T. Gay Memorial Primary.

In this contest, the children had to choose from two topics – Discuss How Renewable Energy Impacts Our Environment and Discuss How You Would Utilize Energy Efficiency Practices In Your Home.

First place in the colouring competition went to Naomi Johnson and second place to Haylei Wise, both from Blackman Gollop Primary School, while third place was awarded to Blake Belgrave of Good Shepherd Primary School.

In announcing the winners, Acting Chief Geologist, Jamal Gill, noted that they received approximately 50 entries in the colouring competition from Good Shepherd, Blackman and Gollop, Lawrence T. Gay, Wills and Grantley Prescod Primary Schools.

For the essay competition, 30 entries were received from the Milton Lynch, Lawrence T. Gay, Wilkie Cumberbatch, St. Christopher and Good Shepherd Primary Schools.

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