January 27, 2022

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Cayman Islands National Anti-Bullying Fair breaks prior attendance record

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The 2018 Stood Up Interscholastic Fair, organised by the Family Resource Centre (FRC), doubled the number of participating students in its second year.
Eighty-five students, representing 13 government and private schools, displayed 40 anti-bullying themed projects at the ARC, Camana Bay on Saturday (6th October 2018).

The event was visited by the Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, Hon. Dwayne Seymour. He visited several booths and spoke with many of the participants.

Vastly increased participation led to larger than anticipated visitor numbers. Members of the public viewed the creative projects, and obtained anti-bullying literature and relevant information from the Fair’s partner agency booths.

Competition entries were evaluated by judges from the Ministry of Education, Department of Counselling Services, United Against Bullying Foundation, and the campaign’s main private sector sponsor Hurley’s Media.

The winners, in the two age categories, were:
■ (13-15 years old) – (1st) Georgette Ansil, Clifton Hunter High School, (2nd) – Natalie Bolland and Charlize Keens, Cayman International School and (3rd) Kendra Dickson and Tahiti Seymour, Cayman International School.
■ (10-12 years old) – (1st) Zariyah Duran and Keira Oliver, Savannah Primary School, (2nd) Nathaniel Lopez, George Town Primary School and (3rd) Johann Uy and Cohen Ting, St. Ignatius Primary School. The first place winners in each category received $500 with second and third receiving $250 and $150 respectively.

“We’re delighted that the Family Resource Centre’s hard work paid off in organising the Interscholastic
Fair,” said the Minister. “It’s clear from the attendance numbers and the high standard of the entries that the vast majority of schools are using Stood Up’s zero tolerance to bullying to reinforce their own anti-bullying policies. Talking to the students, they obviously learned a lot from making these submissions while taking on board the campaign’s central message.”
For the remaining calendar of Stood Up events this month visit https://bit.ly/2pVjnxC

IMAGES:
Stood0: Dylan Reilly and Sean Moran screen their anti-bullying animation.
Stood00: Participants and visitors at this year’s Stood Up Interscholastic Anti-Bullying Fair.
Stood2: Cayman International School had the largest number of participants including Grade 5 students: Nicholas Sved, Matheus Rocco and Thomas Isbister.
Stood3: Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Health, Hon. Dwayne Seymour talks to the Fair’s participants.

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