Naparima Boys’ College of San Fernando is the Caribbean’s Drama Festival champions. The team won ten of out 14 categories at the competition in Antigua and Barbuda.
This is the first year the school has offered drama as a subject at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (Cape) level.
The team returned home last week and Minister of Education Anthony Garcia complimented the student on their accomplishment. Garcia said in a media release, “This achievement is testimony of the abundance of talents our students possess outside of the academics and the efforts of the ministry to encourage more students to pursue studies in the arts.”
Visual and performing arts are at the core of all levels of the education system and the Ministry of Education has seen an increase in the number of students pursuing these subjects at the Cape level, the release said.
Garcia said, “The ministry supports the policy of stakeholder engagement and continues to partner with agencies and groups which organise festivals and competitions to provide opportunities for students to showcase their talents.”
Outside of the traditional subjects like mathematics, science and language arts, the ministry offers in the performing arts at the Cape level subjects such as dance, music, drama and visual arts, animation, digital arts, art and design, cinematic art and business for the creative arts.