The Intermediate High School has received the award for Tourism Secondary School of the Year 2019, while the Bequia Anglican Primary School and the Barrouallie Government School, received the Tourism Primary Schools of the Year 2019.
The announcement was made by the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture in a release issued today.
Also awarded was the Tourism Department/Ministry of the Year 2019, the Ministry of Education/Department of Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services.
The competition was judged on the 22nd, November, 2019 aimed at bridging tourism and education through creative and innovative means.
Schools and government entities were given the opportunity to showcase and decorate a space or classroom(s), highlighting different elements relating to the themes of Eco-tourism or Festival Tourism, product offerings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ministry said given the growing interest in tourism education, participants from eleven (11) schools and four(4) government entities are now more appreciative and knowledgeable about the themes depicted.
It also said it is very impressed with the presentations and efforts exuded by all the participants, noting that the winners of this year’s contest have set the standard high for next year’s competition.
On Thursday 28th, November, 2019, the Ministry continued its tourism awareness activities by hosting a Rural Tourism Career Fair at the North Union Learning and Resource Center from10am -3pm and today it is hosting the Annual Craft and Souvenir Exhibition, providing craft artisans with the opportunity to showcase their various crafts and souvenirs.
To climax the tourism month of activities, the Annual Tourism Awards and Cocktail Reception which is geared towards rewarding excellence in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry would be hosted at the Sunset Shores Hotel on Saturday 30th, November, 2019.