Carnival Arts fostered via education

Social Studies teachers from Tobago’s primary and secondary schools were sensitised to the value of Carnival in education last Tuesday (February 19, 2019).

The Division of Education, Innovation and Energy in collaboration with the National Carnival Commission presented the workshop ‘Transmission of the Carnival Arts through Education,’ which addressed the significance of preserving the tradition and culture of Carnival and the arts.

The programme was aimed at encouraging teachers to foster the development of students who exhibit a love for music and the arts by teaching them about carnival culture.

Chairman of the National Carnival Commission Winston “Gypsy” Peters told attendees about the significance of building the foundation of keeping Carnival alive.  “All organisations [MOE, NCC and TTUTA] must work as a team to keep the spirit of Carnival thriving through education, relying heavily on teachers to educate the youth on the legacy and how to carry it,” he said.

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