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Annotto Bay High wins poster competition

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 4:00 AM

 

Students and parents at the Annotto Bay High School in St Mary were celebrating this week after winning a parishwide poster competition which aimed to raise awareness about the Zika virus (ZIKV).

According to Education and Promotion Officer for the St Mary Health Department Pauline Steele-Davis, the St Mary Schools' Parent-Teacher ZIKV Poster Competition and Awards Ceremony was devised as an innovative way to target families with information about how to tackle the pandemic.

She told The Gleaner: "This year, we are celebrating Health Month with a combination of activities that focuses specifically on parents because this competition is usually always for children, but we wanted to try and find a way to bring the parents in too.

"We gave the parents a presentation and asked them to create and depict something about the prevention and control measures through drawings and graphics."

Steele-Davis believes the contest, which was hosted by the local health department at the St Theresa Catholic Church in Annotto Bay, had greater impact than in previous years because families, rather than children and individuals, had been targeted.

Other competition finalists included runners-up Gayle Primary, while Baxters Mountain Primary and Mahoe Hill Primary tied for third place.