Some pupils with one of the art pieces that will be auctioned.
PHILIPSBURG–The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (ECYS) Education On The Move group, in collaboration with UNICEF Netherlands, is hosting the second annual Art Auction and a cocktail reception on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building from 6:00pm this Saturday, December 15.
The auction will start at precisely 7:00pm. It will feature 20 artwork pieces created by pupils of various primary schools and afterschool programmes on the island. All proceeds of the art auction will go back to the schools to support their educational work.
This year’s Art Auction has the theme “Too COOL to Loot,” dedicated to the campaign the Education Ministry and UNICEF have been conducting during the past year in response to the numerous incidents of looting that took place after Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Members of the campaign have visited dozens of schools and organised various events to tackle the issue in a positive manner by engaging children and young people in the efforts.
The public is encouraged to join the Art Auction to support the participating schools, after school programmes and the talented children of St. Maarten. For more information about the Art Auction and the Too COOL to Loot campaign visit
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/83637-second-annual-art-auction-saturday-at-govt-building