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Premier International School holds art explosion

The Premier International School Abuja recently held an art competition to boost students’ artistic skills. The coordinator of the school’s Art Department and initiator of…

The Premier International School Abuja recently held an art competition to boost students’ artistic skills.

The coordinator of the school’s Art Department and initiator of the contest tagged Art explosion, Mr Armstrong Agoreyo, said the need to sensitize students on how arts affect the larger society prompted the competition for preschool, primary and secondary sections in the school.

He said the contest themed, ‘the new normal’ was aimed at building students’ confidence and improving their self-esteem, adding that the theme was chosen to enhance their creativity.

The school’s Development Director Maryam Garba said the art was important to the school because “it is a major means by which students are able to showcase their creativity, and creative solutions are what is helping to propel humanity forward.

“So, we decided to have this competition because we do not want to always be recognizing those who are always good academically.

“We want to ensure that those who are also good in athletics as well as in the arts are equally getting recognized.”

An official of the British Council, Onah Alatayo, presented awards to Hauwa Nadeen – winner of the secondary school category, Fatima Shehu – winner of the primary school category, and Jidenna Okechukwu – winner of the preschool category.

The winner of the secondary section, Hauwa Nadeen Adamu commended the school for the competition, adding that her winning piece was on racism.

“I drew an image of three people – one is a white person, one is a mixed person and one is a dark person. So, for me, the New Normal is basically what is happening now, coronavirus and racism,” she said.