…as 8 schools participate in friendly performanceEight schools from across Guyana on Sunday participated in a friendly steel band presentation called “AMITY” at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown.A section of the students who participated in the friendly steel band presentation called “AMITY” at the Botanical Gardens, GeorgetownThe mini concert brought the curtains down on Education Month 2018. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Administrator Lorraine Barker-King in her opening remarks expressed that the event was held to focus particularly on the art form, since the Ministry was a strong advocate for arts in schools. To compound this, she noted that Guyana was the only Caribbean territory that has a unit specific for the arts in the Education Ministry. The unit of allied arts was awarded by the Guyana Cultural Association of New York for its highly commendable work as an educational enabler in expanding expressive arts in the Guyana school system. This event was held under the theme, “Education for a good life through innovation and STEAMS”.The Dolphin Secondary, West Demerara Secondary, North Georgetown Primary, Lodge Secondary, St Rose’s High, The Bishops’ High School, President’s College and GBTI Buxton Steel Orchestra brought the Botanical Gardens alive with sweet music.“AMITY” was designed to create a common platform for exhibiting the skills of students in the art form of steel pan. It endeavours to promote an atmosphere of friendship, love, peace, and tolerance among Guyanese. The programme aims to promote the expressive arts of dance, drama, music, visual arts and physical education in schools.