Five projects shortlisted for $12K education award

| 30/04/2012

(CNS): Grace Christian Academy, Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), Cayman Prep and High School, Savannah Primary School and John Gray High School are the five finalists in dms Organization’s annual education award. Preserving Cayman culture, a green guide for young people, a robotics programme, technology based learning and the documenting of students' transitions are the subjects covered by the five schools competing for the the 2012 Joanna Clarke Excellence in Education Award anda possible funding of $12,000.

Organisers said the five finalists were chosen after a rigorous selection process that evaluated each project based on the JCA criteria of promoting excellence in education.

Krista Pell, VP of People Development at the dms Organization and JCA Committee, congratulated the final five finalists. She said the committee saw many worthy applicants.

Grace Christian Academy’s Enrichment Programs for Students has requested funding in developing eight school-based clubs that will serve to preserve Cayman’s culture and to encourage active participation in the community. The Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) Young Environmentalists Green Guide wishes to use potential funds for the development of the Young Environmentalists Green Guide. CCMI has produced a number of Green Guides written  to an adult audience which have been very successful.

Cayman Prep and High School’s Robotics Curriculum has applied for funding to further develop their robotics programme. The programme aims to excite and inspire their students about mathematics, science and technology. Meanwhile, Savannah Primary School’s Bringing Technology to the Greater Community requested funding for the installation of interactive white boards and projectors to enhance a more rounded, technologically advanced mode of education for staff, students and the PTA promoting community learning. Finally John Gray High School’s The Move project seeks to record the transition of the John Gray High School as it moves sites by capturing the voices, personalities and thoughts of the students, staff and families during this historic move.

The winners of the award will be announced at the awards dinner on 12 May at 6pm at Grand Old House.

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