The 2014–2015 school year marks a significant transition in the Integrity Commission’s Do Right Champions competition as the Ministry of Education and the Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport in the Tobago House of Assembly collaborate in an Integrated Arts Project on the theme of Integrity for students of all Primary and Secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago.
Attractive and novel prizes will be awarded to Primary and Secondary Schools in each Educational District, including Tobago.
The “2014–15 Do Right Championship in the Integrated Arts” will comprise the following areas for evaluation:–
- An Integrated Arts presentation which must include all elements of Visual And Performing Art disciplines –(Music, Visual Arts, Drama/Theatre Arts, and Dance/Creative Movement).
- portfolio which contains a variety of media including written pieces by students and teachers of the process undergone while preparing for the presentations.
- A participation of at least 15 students in any one group at the Primary level and 25 students in any one group at the Secondary level.
The Competition will be launched at Queen’s Hall, St. Anns’ on Thursday, September 25th 2014. A workshop for teachers in Tobago will be held on October 2. Teachers in Trinidad who have benefited from training in fundamental skills in the Visual And Performing Arts will be invited to attend refresher workshops from November 17–21 to ensure they are standardized as to the rules and rubrics to be used to evaluate the presentations.
All schools must register by the end of November 2014. The Integrity Commission will supply all schools with guidelines outlining the minimum expectations for the Presentation and Portfolio that will be evaluated. Adjudicators will visit registered schools in all eight educational districts, during a designated two–week period in March 2015 during which time School Presentations including the Portfolio/s will be evaluated.
As part of its public education thrust since 2011, the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago successfully instituted the Do Right Championships for schoolchildren around the theme of Integrity.