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Kids to display skills during archival exhibition

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Felecia Ferron (left) and Roxanne Tyrell of St Jago High School's track and field team point to their favourite athlete, Asafa Powell, as they view 'Journey of Champions - 50 Years of Athletic Excellence' at the St Catherine Parish Library. - Photo by Karen Sudu

As The Gleaner-Scotiabank 'Journey of Champions' archival exhibition moves across Jamaica, children have the opportunity at each stop to make craft items to be placed on display at the final stop in Kingston. The exhibition is a celebration of Jamaica's athletic prowess in the Olympic Games, mainly over the last 50 years.

Each library in which the exhibition is being shown has been given an individually designed craft project to implement with children who visit that library. The children will make their own craft project - such as beaded flags, embellished postcards of athletes - which will culminate in an art piece to be on display at the final showing of the exhibition at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library in June 2012.

The exhibition is now at the Manchester Parish Library in Mandeville, after the first stop at the St Catherine Parish Library in Spanish Town. The exhibition then moves to:

  • St Elizabeth Parish Library: April 4-18
  • Hanover Parish Library: April 25-May 11
  • St Ann Parish Library: May 30-June 15.