Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism
The Finals of the ICP National Secondary School’s Quiz
Monday 29th June, 2015
Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering, UWI
Dr The Honourable H. Lincoln Douglas
Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism
I am certainly pleased to be here with you for this closing ceremony of PanKnowRama 2015. The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism and by extension the government of Trinidad and Tobago takes pleasure in supporting this initiative, as it has surely enhanced the knowledge of steelpan history for both our young people involved and for our audiences.
Indeed, this steel pan quiz has been a worthwhile undertaking. Apart from the impressive prizes….the trophies, tickets for international travel and the monetary awards that will be presented here today….you have already been given an award that is more valuable and long lasting. PanKnowrama has provided our young people with the opportunity to use their time in a positive and constructive way. Through their involvement with the quiz, they have gained much insight into the national instrument and can therefore transfer this knowledge to their peers and to future generations.
I hope that each of the children here today will use this experience to strengthen their identities as young Trinbagonians. As Marcus Garvey said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”.
My intention this morning is to be brief, but I do wish to reinforce my support of today’s proceedings and to encourage these students to continue their study into the national instrument and enlighten others about its origins and its development over the years.
I thank you.
Trinity College Moka Tops National Secondary Schools Quiz- “PanKnowRama”
Trinity College Moka emerged the victor in the finals of the ICP National Secondary Schools Quiz- ‘PanKnowRama’ which was held on Monday 29th June, 2015 at Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
The team of four edged out nine other finalists to secure the top spot and the grand prize: the champion’s trophy (designed by Kemal’s Design Studio) a $50,000 voucher courtesy Republic Bank for the purchase of musical equipment, $2,500 in units for each student on the team and Caribbean Airlines tickets.
The second placed team, Blanchisseuse Secondary School, was awarded a Republic Bank voucher for the purchase of musical equipment valued at $35,000 and $1,500 in units for each team member while third placed team, Bishops High School, Tobago, secured $15,000 in Republic bank vouchers for their school. Presentation College San Fernando, secured the fourth spot and a Republic Bank voucher valued at $10,000 for the purchase of music equipment. Other finalists in the recently concluded competition were; Holy Faith Convent, Couva, Presentation College, San Fernando, Hillview College, Sangre Grande Secondary School, Manzanilla Secondary School and Queen’s Royal College.
With the approval of the Minister of Education and the Secretary for Education, Sport and Youth Affairs- Tobago House of Assembly, the quiz was embarked upon by Pan Trinbago Inc. and the Secretariat for the inaugural International Conference and Panorama (ICP) as a national project to arouse curiosity and engagement around the science, history and industry of the national instrument among the nation’s youth.
Twenty-five schools enhanced their knowledge of steel pan history, manufacturing processes, and competitions and pan icons using reference material in the form of an interactive educational software package called “Pete the Panstick” – supplied by Sanch Electronix Limited, another sponsor of the quiz. The schools then faced off in four zones (South, East, Port of Spain and Tobago) during the preliminary round of competition which was held from June 2nd-8th, 2015.
The competition was judged by members of the ICP Technical Team for the quiz which was chaired by Professor Clement Imbert of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Quiz adjudicators included, Patricia Adams, Ann Marie Harry, Khion de Las and Dave Williams.
For further information, please contact:
|ICP Marketing and Events UnitInternational Conference and Panorama SecretariatFirst floor, Sterling Building
68-70 Sackville Street
Tel. No.: 271-2608/2010/2613
|Mr. Clement JamesProject ManagerInternational Conference and Panorama Secretariat
First floor, Sterling Building
68-70 Sackville Street
Tel. No.: 271-2614
|TOP FOUR SCHOOLS|
|FIRST||Trinity College, Moka||700|
|SECOND||Blanchisseuse Secondary School||600|
|THIRD||Bishops High School, Tobago||400|
|FOURTH||Presentation College, San Fernando||300|
List of Participating Schools by Zone:
The finalists are highlighted in bold.
Members of Technical Committee to Plan and Implement the Quiz
President of PanTrinbago, Keith Diaz, Ambassador and Richard Forteau interview on Friday 10 April, 2015 at TV6 about the International Conference and Panorama 2015 which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from August 4th – August 9th.
Johann Chuckaree plays with a band from Dominican Republic at ITB in Germany