International Year of the Reef - A Week in ReefView
Art Doing its Part for Coastal Awareness
By Andre Cartwright, MOT
May 7, 2008 - 2:57:55 PM


Wait!   Don’t throw those doors out!  I have a future for them!”


These are the words I imagine Mr. Walter Gobin, Art Head-of-Department at Jack Hayward High School, may have said regarding the imminent dumping of some old doors.


What kind of future would he have with some old doors you might ask?   A future in art. Yes art - a mural in fact. The mural seen in the photos presented are being created by various senior high art students of Jack Hayward. The murals depict marine life in an effort to foster awareness of the magnificent marine environment The Bahamas is known for, yet many may take for granted, or perhaps may never even have the opportunity to enjoy.  


So far this work-in-progress is quite impressive, and Mr. Gobin hopes to have it completed by the end of the year. The finished work will be mounted proudly in the school for all to see, bringing the ocean closer to the land environment the school is surrounded by.


While it is not specific to coral reefs considering our marine life, its relevance to coral reef conservation is undoubtedly present, and the impressive and artistic presentation will bring awareness to the student of Jack Hayward High School for many years to come.

About the Author: Andre Cartwright is Sustainable Tourism Development Officer at the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation/IYOR 2008 Focal Point - The Bahamas. C ontact Mr. Cartwright at

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