Entry in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) visual and performing arts festival competitions has been one of the major benefits for students who attend the Junior Centres.
Exposure to external competitions allows students the advantage of participating in an experience that builds courage and self esteem;developing confidence and increasing creative awareness in themselves and others.
The Junior Centres have been entrants of the JCDC Festival Competitions as early as the 1970’s. Even today, our Tutors and students anxiously prepare for the upcoming June 2012 entries.
In the years 2009 and 2010, the results are listed as follows:
- Dance: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze and 2 National Trophies
- Speech: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze, 2 Certificates of Merit
- Music: 3 Silver, 4 Bronze
- Art: 1 Silver, 4 Bronze, 1 Certificate of Merit, 1 Certificate of Participation
- Speech: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 bronze
- Dance: 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Certificate of Merit
- Drumming: 3 Gold, 1 Silver
- Music: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze