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DDM hosts poster competition for primary schools in SMART School Pilot

DDM hosts poster competition for primary schools in SMART School Pilot

January 30, 20151339Views

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has organised
a poster competition for students attending the two primary schools located in
Sea Cow’s Bay, namely the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School and the Seventh-day
Adventist Primary School. The competition seeks to create greater awareness
among students and provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate what the
project means to them.

The SMART School
Project being piloted at three schools in Sea Bow’s Bay seeks to promote the
creation of a safer, healthier and greener schools by ensuring that these
institutions are well prepared to deal with the impact of any hazard and which foster
a culture of environmental sensitivity, energy and water efficiency, health and
welfare of students and teachers. At the core of the SMART School Pilot Project
is a desire to build resilience in schools through proactive measures to
mitigate the potential effects of natural hazards, non-communicable disease and
climate change. The SMART School Pilot specifically promotes the introduction
of recycling, water conservation and energy efficiency as well as school-based
gardening.

Posters should
illustrate the theme, “Using Sustainable, Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilient
Techniques (SMART) in schools”. The submissions should help create more
awareness among students, teachers and other stakeholders on the need to view
Comprehensive Disaster Management as a means of ensuring safe, healthy and
green educational institutions in the BVI. Safe refers to functional,
structural and non-structural resiliency while healthy and green refer to
energy efficient, climate change adaptation and conservation techniques.

Submissions should be
made as a class. The winning class from each school will be awarded prizes and
will have their artwork displayed in the 2015 edition of the DDM’s magazine,
Disaster Digest and in all media used by the DDM. The posters should be no less
than 11 x 17 inches in dimension and made on white poster board with water
colours or crayons.

Posters should be
duly signed by the principal and sent to the Department of Disaster Management
by 16th February, 2015, along with the name, address,  phone
number and e-mail address of the contact person on back of the posters.

Posters should be
submitted to the address provided below by 16th February, 2015:

Sharleen
DaBreo

Director

Department
of Disaster Management

#3
Wailing Road, MacNamara, Tortola VG1110, British Virgin Islands