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Negril All-Age wins Green Challenge Quiz

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
The team members of Negril All-Age School ponder their next move during the Rockhouse Green Challenge Quiz.
Students and other school officials watch anxiously as their teams compete in the Rockhouse Green Challenge Quiz at the Negril Library.- PHOTO BY SHEENA GAYLE

Sheena Gayle, Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Negril All-Age School retained the 2012 Green Challenge Quiz title, which they also won last year.

The competition, which is aimed at boosting environmental awareness among students at the primary-school level, is in its fourth year and has become a popular feature on the calendar of primary schools in Negril and surrounding areas.

"We are a Green Globe-certified hotel and we believe that tourism relies on the state of our environment," said Jonnel Edwards, environmental manager for Rockhouse Hotel, the sponsor of the quiz. "This is an excellent way to get the community involved in taking care of the environment, especially by starting with the children as they will have to lead the charge in the future."

With six schools participating this year, the event offered up a sizzling one-day competition.

Negril All-Age remains undefeated for two consecutive years, making it their third title in the four-year-old event.

The schools which competed were Churchill Primary, St Paul Primary, Little Bay All-Age, Negril All-Age, Mount Airy All-Age, and Harding Hall Preparatory. Each school was represented by four students between the ages of nine and 12 years.

In the end, Negril All-Age triumphantly took the first-place trophy. Their prize package included a trip to Dolphin Cove Negril, $10,000 towards their school fund, and their name embellished on the trophy, which is on display at the Negril Branch Library.

Churchill Primary took the second place, which earned them a trip to Mystic Mountain Park in St Ann; while Mount Airy All-Age took third place, earning them day-passes to Beaches Negril.

Orlando Felicioli of Harding Hall Preparatory School won the first-place medal and $4,000 cash for the essay competition titled 'Environment & Tourism'.