Pupils of the Gordon Walters Primary School are big winners in the inaugural 2011 Agrofest Primary Schools’ Poster Competition.
The St. Patrick’s, Christ Church school copped all three places in the competition, which was held under the theme Be smart, eat smart, spend smart.
First place went to 10-year-old Khodia Grannum, who won $500; second place to 11-year-old Mikalee Williams, who took home $300; while 11-year-old Dre Sealy was third, winning $200.
The students received their prizes today during a brief ceremony at First Citizen’s Investment Services at Warrens, St. Michael.
Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, lauded First Citizens for its interest in the agricultural sector and the youth.
"They have shown a very acute interest in agriculture and the necessity of promoting agriculture, particularly among our young people… I want to applaud them for moving in that direction," he said.
Country Manager of First Citizens Investment Services, Elizabeth Morgan, in congratulating the winning school, said her organisation was very keen in supporting and developing the youth.
"We are pleased again to be associated with Agrofest and while this year’s theme [Renewable Energy] does not directly impact on us…as good [corporate] citizens we need to look at these things because it is the way of the future," she remarked.
In this regard, First Citizens would lend its support to an Agrofest public forum on renewable energy. It will be held on Monday, February 13, at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, Bridgetown at 6:30 p.m.
Lecturer in the Department of Physics, St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, Dr. Indra Haraksingh, will be the featured speaker and she will present on the topic The Green Revolution: A New Paradigm.