Profits from this year’s PREStige all-inclusive fete will go towards transforming classrooms at Presentation College, San Fernando into Smart Classrooms.
Classroom for Forms One to Six will be outfitted with a lowered ceiling for audio-visual fittings, sound-proof floors and smart televisions.
At Tuesday night’s media launch at 519, C3 Centre, San Fernando, chairman of PREStige, Steven Samlalsingh said that goal is to take students into the next generation of education. Through previous editions of PREStige, they were able to have all classrooms air-conditioned.
“There are 20 classes from Form One to Form Six so we have to spend a bit of money in the classroom to get it where we want it to be and that is the plan for the college,” Samlalsingh said.
Funds will also go towards building a pavilion on another college ground at Union Hall, San Fernando. Samlalsingh said the T&TEC will be helping to illuminate the ground and there are plans to host track and field, football, cricket and other events at the grounds in the near future.
He said that the Presentation College Past Students’ Association will also work with the community so that they can share the ground. From a small fete at the college back in 2010 with just a few hundred patrons, PREStige has grown to become a calendar event for Carnival.
This year’s line up will feature Kes the Band, Dil E Nadan, Preedy, Voice and the A-Team, featuring Patrice Roberts, Shal Marshal and Problem Child with more to come.
“We’ve labelled this year the Festival. We said we’re going to have a revamp so we’re doing a couple nice things. We’re having more than one food court, we’re expanding the area for the fete into the school and up into the terraces above.
We have no more waiting in front of the school. You’re coming straight into the yard from as early as an hour before. During that hour, you’re going to get light refreshments and drinks. It is a fete inside of a fete so when you come in, you’ll be able to take part in that.”
An adult playroom will add to the attraction with Tin Pan Alley, hoopla and bran tub games where patrons can win champagne, scotch and cosmetics. Instead of caterers, food will be served through restaurants, which includes, Palki’s Restaurant, Bal-Tar-Zzar, More Vino and 519. The event is on February 10.