Global Directories/Barbados Yellow Pages Facilitates Fun Learning For The St. Paul’s Family #barbadosyp #globaldirectories #children #students #charity
With over 50 parents and guardians accompanying children and staff, the recently held “Numeracy Night” at the St. Paul’s Primary School proved to be equally as entertaining as it was educational for all those attending.
Featuring a variety of challenging, yet fun mathematical activities, the Global Directories/Barbados Yellow Pages sponsored “Numeracy Night” brought students and their parents together in teams to solve numerous mathematical puzzles developed by the teachers at the school, with an aim to improving all parties’ understanding of mathematics and its everyday application.
Principal of St. Paul’s Primary School, Mrs. Sandra Small-Thompson, indicated that, following Literacy Night which was held last term, many parents asked for a follow-up since the first session had provided so much fun and had allowed the students and parents/guardians to have one-on-one sessions in helpful education activities:
“With tremendous support and assistance from Barbados Yellow Pages and other sponsors, the staff worked feverishly to set up the various activity stations, such as Math-O-Logical, Running Math, Domi-Matics, Math-A-Make-It, Mem-O-Matic and a number of other activities which tested the participants’ mathematical skills and also provided new learning tools. At the end of it all the teachers, pupils and students returned home armed with novel ways of demystifying mathematics and recognizing fascinating methods of mastering numbers.”
At the start of the night each participant was issued with $20 in St. Paul’s currency which bought them chances at the various stations. Additional money could be attained by persons correctly answering a mathematical problem, while time restrictions were imposed on each activity, allowing all attendants to visit each of the stations set out.
Pam Roach, Marketing Manager of Global Directories/Barbados Yellow Pages, said events such as this are important to the continued development of students and as such Global Directories/Barbados Yellow Pages is happy to lend its assistance to the school’s endeavours:
“Education must not only be structured, it should also be fun, particularly when dealing with young children who tend to grasp concepts better when the delivery is much more interesting. We therefore fully support any attempts by St. Paul’s Primary to emphasize this approach and look forward to assisting with similar events in the future.”
Earlier this year Global Directories/Barbados Yellow Pages embarked on a set of activities to support St. Paul’s Primary as part of their decision to adopt the Brittons Hill Cross Road institution. Throughout the course of the year and beyond, the Belleville based company will be working closely with the school to provide targeted assistance to its various programmes.