TT – La Romaine High School is thirsty for victory in this year’s edition of the National Junior Panorama Competition after failing to get past the preliminary round last year.
Principal Rajesh Sirjue, speaking to Newsday after the school’s band performed Kees Dieffanthaller’s Savannah Grass for the judges on Tuesday, said he was certain of victory this time around.
“The children have been working very hard over the last few months, even throughout the holidays. When everybody was vacationing, they were here and they were working.
“They have done exceptionally well,” he said pointing out that many of the players never played a pan before.
He said, at his school, education is a holistic affair.
“It is not just about books. Our children have a penchant for music and the arts and we realise we need to go in this direction”
He said the school recently started a subject called steelpan manufacturing in which they start with the raw material and create a finished perfect pan.