PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia National Students’ Council congratulates the Theatre Arts Students of the Saint Joseph’s Convent under the expertise of Miss Danielle Dubois, Theatre Arts teacher on winning 3 awards at the Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival. The festival took place in Trinidad from November 6th to 8th.
The team walked away with the award for the Most Outstanding Actress- Daniella Edwin, the awards for Most Promising Actor/Actress, received by two students- Charlotte Cadette and Trisa Simon and the Best Supporting Actor/Actress Award- Neya Francis.
Ajani Lebourne, the General Secretary of Saint Lucia National Students’ Council made a call for continued investment by the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour and other relevant stakeholders towards extra curricular activities in schools. He said ” Outside the regular academic program, there is a need for extra curricular activities to promote a well-rounded education.
We need to actively create an enabling environment for students to participate in these activities which would propel them to showcase their talents at national, regional and international levels. Principals and teachers should also take a proactive role in initiating drama clubs, photography clubs, sports clubs, Duke of Edinburgh’s award programme and supporting the work of students’ councils at their schools. We are proud at the recent achievements of the St.Joseph’s Convent as this shows the diversity of talent present among our students and their ability to compete on stages beyond our local environment.”
The Saint Lucia National Students’ Council has been working closely with Students’ Council at secondary schools to implement their plan of activities. The council encourages other schools to take advantage of national and regional festivals in order to generate exposure for students and enhance their talents and abilities. .