The St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and the New Prospect Primary schools emerged winners in the Secondary and Primary Category of the 2020 'Living Well Clean School Competition'.

The Competition, which concluded at the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday, November 11, was organized by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.

At Wednesday’s presentation ceremony, Chief Health Promotion Officer at the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Miss Patsy Wyllie, said the competition aimed at implementing preventative measures to control the spread of COVID-19 and dengue fever while promoting environmental stewardship and health and safety in schools.

In the Secondary School category, Bishops College Kingstown placed second while the North Union Secondary had to settle for the third spot.   Meanwhile, Belair Primary school took the second-place position while Park Hill Government took the third-place position in the primary school category. A special award was given to the Fair Hall Government for their outstanding performance.

During the competition, the schools were judged on their cleanliness, beautification and implementation of the school’s COVID-19 protocols. The top three schools were required to prepare a final video presentation which was done at the prize giving ceremony.  The winners will receive hand washing stations, soap dispensers, liquid soap, hand sanitizers and thermometers.

SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment