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- Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:41
INSPIRING BERMUDA'S CHILDREN AND BRINGING NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TO LIFE
At the Bermuda National Trust Annual Awards we present awards to kids, teenagers and schools who have worked for the benefit of Bermuda and its people, to preserve places of beauty or historical interest, buildings, artefacts, lands and animal and plant life, and to promote their appreciation.
Volunteer! There are many ways to get involved with Bermuda National Trust.
AIM is the ideal programme for students to fulfill mandatory and voluntary Community Service hours. AIM is designed to Activate, Inspire and Motivate students with projects in BNT open spaces, nature reserves, historic buildings and landmarks. Combining community service, education and the great outdoors encourages valuable links for youth development, character building as well as providing pathways for career and vocational ideas and opportunities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Annual Awards for Students and Schools
Michael Darling Shield
This is awarded in recognition of projects, programmes or initiatives by a school demonstrating care of the environment or preservation of Bermuda's heritage. It was established in honour of Lt Col Michael Darling who served as the Trust President, 1977-79 and 1982-84
Outstanding Young Environmentalists
Awarded to young persons demonstrating an exceptional contribution to the preservation of Bermuda's natural environment
(Must be less than 26 years as of December 31, 2017)
BNT Awards Nomination Form click here
Bermuda National Trust 2017 Earth Day Video Competition
The Bermuda National Trust, together with sponsor Marshall, Diel & Myers celebrated Earth Day 2017 with the Earth Day Student Video Competition mini film festival and prize-giving for Primary, Middle and Senior School students at BUEI on Friday, April 21.
Prizes and awards were presented to the 75 students who submitted 24 videos with the first prize in the Primary School category going to Bermuda High School students Lily Jones and Ella Younie for their video about pollution called ‘Wave Goodbye to Pollution’. Yvé Smith, Kaylah Stamper and Layla Williams of Bermuda High School won the first prize in the Middle School category for their video called ‘Getting out into Nature’.
The videos focused on a wide variety of topics relating to the environment such as Local Food, Getting out into Nature, Remarkable Trees, The Ocean Around Us and The meaning of Earth Day. Students expressed their stories in different and engaging ways. Somerset Primary School students Anai Jjonbwe and Ethan Kessell filmed at Spittal Pond, Fort Scaur and Somerset Long Bay and showcased the beauty and value of these sites winning the ‘Best Awareness Ambassador Award’. In the video ‘Remarkable Trees’, Bermuda High School students Cascidy Davis, Hannah Madeiros, Doireann O’Shaughnessy and Georgie Swayne used clever animation to showcase Bermuda’s trees, winning the ‘Most Informative Award’, while the video ‘Getting Out Into the Ocean Around Us’ by Somerset Primary School students India Bascome, Samantha Barbosa, Bethany Gibbons and Sumayyah Ramatar showed that everyone can help the fight against marine plastic pollution by cleaning up our beaches.
All of the videos and a complete listing of prizes and awards can be viewed on www.bnt.bm (https://www.bnt.bm/news/227-young-creatives-of-bermuda-honoured-at-earth-day-video-film-festival). The films will also be aired on CITV. The Trust hopes these productions will spark lively discussions and change habits towards a greener and healthier Bermuda. Several of the student teams will be doing their part by planting Bermuda Olivewood trees or Milkweed plants which were presented to them for entering the competition.
Earth Day Video Competition 2016
The Bermuda National Trust, together with sponsor ‘ Marshall, Diel & Myers’ celebrated Earth Day 2016 by listening to the voices of our children at the Earth Day Student Video Competition prize giving for primary, middle and senior school students. Prizes were awarded to 50 students who submitted 19 videos with the overall winner and 1st prize in the Primary School Category going to Saltus students Jessica Bucher, Celena Presti and Courtney Rego for their video about invasive species called ‘Taking Over Bermuda’. Jasmine Colmet, Alia Peets and Skylar Trott of BHS won the 1st prize in the Middle Year Category for their animated video called ‘Invasive Species’ and Rakaja Simmons and Jahstice Trott of CedarBridge Academy won 1st prize in the Senior School Category for their video about The Bermuda National Trust’s nature reserves called ‘Beautiful Bermuda’. To view all the videos please click here.
Photos of some of the winners at the prize presentation on April 22nd, 2016
Earth Day Video Competition 2015
The Bermuda National Trust invited students to enter videos with themes titled 'Earth Day', 'Pollution' and 'Alternative Energy’, ‘Endangered Species’ and ‘Can We live without Plastic?’. Students submitted 2-4 minute videos and were judged on their content clarity, creativity, production and their ability to create a memorable & interesting video.
Students were highly praised by Tim Marshall, partner at Marshall Diel and Myers who sponsored the event for the second year and Minister of Education The Honorable Wayne Scott JP, MP who also presented prizes donated by Andrew Stevenson, Island Winds, Royal Gazette Stationary Store, Specialty Cinema & Grill, Fantasea Diving, Bermuda Fun Golf and Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute during the mini film festival and prize presentation at BUEI on Earth Day.
Winner 1st Prize (Primary/Middle Year Student Category):
‘Endangered Species—What Can We Do?’
Taijae Davis, Nanami Ingram, Aleylah Lema, Jeanella Marquez, Satasia Swann & Njeri Thomas
Winner 2nd prize (Primary/Middle Year Student Category): ‘What’s Up With All This Plastic?’
Malsha Amarasinghe, Yarhi Bradshaw, Anjelina Chandrasekaran, Ahmya Peets, A’vari Raynor-Hall, Ande Simons & Timaris Thomas
Winner 3rd Prize (Primary/Middle Year Student Category): ‘We Have An Alternative ‘
Tamari Landy & Ashley Stephens
Bermuda High School
Winner 1st Prize (Lower Primary Student Category): ‘Brothers Doing Their Part ‘
Miles & Macen Outerbridge
Winner 1st Prize (Senior Student Category): ‘True Reflections ‘
Greenwich Academy, CT, USA
Most Informative Video: ‘To Be Or Not To Be? ‘
Aayuah Boyles, Erin Cardoso, Monique Cordeiro & Bryanna Furtado
Mount Saint Agnes
Most memorable Video: ‘Life’s A Beach ‘
Brianna Lopes, Julia Pimentel, Jada Rawlins & Conor Sinclair
Mount Saint Agnes
Best Sustainability Message: ‘Power It Up! ‘
Malik Joell, Tao Lambert, Matthew Amaral & Christian Roque
Mount Saint Agnes
Best Use Of Emotion: ‘Ocean and Sunset ‘
Most Original Video: ‘The Trash Talkers ‘
Caroline Amaral, Joseph Garca, Catia Pimentel & Lauren Smyth
Mount Saint Agnes
Mary Prince and School Lands Cottages
Mary Prince was born into slavery in Devonshire in about 1788. The 1831 narrative of her life ‘The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave’ was the first published account of the life of a female slave and had a huge impact on the abolition movement.
The Bermuda National Trust acquired School Lands Cottages, just off St John’s Road in Pembroke, in 1981. One of the cottages to the east of the property was the one in which Mary endured cruel treatment at the hands of ‘Captain I’ (John Ingham) and his wife.
Listed as owner of School Lands from 1789 to 1827, John Ingham lived at the property with his wife Mary Spencer Albouy. Mary Prince’s description leaves little doubt that this was the house in which she spent miserable years. In her narrative, after she was sold to a new owner in 1800, she describes being “given into the charge of his son, a lad about my own age, Master Benjy, who took me to my new home”. Ingham’s oldest child was Benjamin, who was baptised in 1790. ‘Captain I’ and his wife were the worst kind of slave owners, gratuitously cruel to a willing young girl.
Still Mary’s hardships continued: she was sold to a new owner who sent her to make salt in the Turks Islands, where she endured horrific suffering. In 1818, back in Bermuda, she was sold again. This owner eventually took her to London where she found shelter in a Moravian church and the opportunity to tell her story. In 1931 her narrative was published. The slave trade was finally abolished in the British Empire in 1834.
Read Mary’s narrative here at Project Guttenberg
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