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School preps for jingles contest

CARLOS ATWELL, ​[email protected]

School preps for  jingles contest

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ST PHILIP PRIMARY SCHOOL is getting a head start on the Environmental Health Department’s jingles competition.

students yesterday visited the Lammings, St Joseph music studio of senior environmental health officer Richard Bourne to expose them to how music was made.

Principal environmental health officer with the St Philip Polyclinic, Maurice Gaskin, said the idea was to encourage creativity among the students with the end goal of inspiring them to create new environmental jingles.

To assist in this, former calypso king David “Popsicle” Hall was on hand and will be working with the department and the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to pick a winner.

“We plan to include other schools from the catchment area in the competition. Once the children create the jingles, we will form a committee with the NCF to look at them and select the most appropriate for recording at the studio,” he said

He added the results would be known either late this year or early next year.

Gaskin said he was hoping to organise a school tour every term. The next one would take a look at food processing, specifically chicken and fish. He added there were also plans to look at snacks production. (CA)