Mrs Patrica Minnis Opens Student Exhibition at DAF


On Thursday 20 May, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, opened our new exhibition at The D'Aguilar Art Foundation, featuring the artwork of the students of Uriah McPhee.

Mrs. Minnis was joined by The Hon Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, The Hon Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education and The Hon Romauld Ferreira , Minister of Environment and Housing; all in attendance to celebrate the achievements of Uriah McPhee teachers, staff and students on their increadible creative achievement.

Mrs. Armaly, principal of Uriah McPhee, Mrs. Shaphell Knowles, Science Coordinator Head-boy and Head-girl also attended the ceremony and gave remarks.

The exhibition, entitled 'Preserving Our Coral Reefs', features the artwork from students in Kindegardeen through to the sixth grade and is the outcome of a school-wide environmental and creative project to study the Bahamian underwater landscape. The students were encouraged to use recycled material and the results are incredibly thoughtful and resourceful; you can see recycled-cardboard sharks, treasure made from beer-bottle tops, coral fashioned out of pasta, octopuses cut out of plastic cups, and of course the students used a lot of glitter, Styrofoam and pizzazz, drawing from our roots in junkanoo.