Each student winner received a tablet and cash prizes of up to $500, as well as art supplies for each of their respective schools. The winning student artwork was made by Sara Wiggins from Ellerton Primary School, who sculpted a piece entitled ‘The BOA wants you to hurdle your world’.
Second place winner Saskia Ward from St. Paul’s Primary, said that in thinking of the Olympic values, she incorporated all the sports she plays – gymnastics, swimming, and running, “so I put them all in my artwork”, she said. When asked what is the first thing she’ll do with her tablet prize, third place winner Lauryn Small from Sharon Primary School, said “I’m going to call my daddy!”'
President of the Association of Public Primary School Principals, Ivan Clarke, thanked all for their participation and called for more events like this to blend sports, art, and academics for the youth of Barbados.
Director of the Olympic Academy, Dave Farmer has echoed these sentiments “sport is a powerful tool for both social change and social development, and it is through sport that we learn some of the most valuable and important lessons in life”, he said.