Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) ASSISTS SCHOOLS LEAVERS
Approx 60 children from St. Mary’s Primary School will be able to make a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary School thanks to the efforts of Goddard Enterprises Ltd.
The Barbados based regional organisation which has adopted the school and has been assisting it in numerous ways, recently selected Senior Executives to visit the school and speak to the students who were in the last days of their primary education.
Sales and Marketing Manager at Purity Bakeries, Christopher Symmonds was the first of two Senior Managers who spoke to the children. He had a lively interactive session, which gave the children insight as to what to expect when they reached their new schools come September. He tried to prepare the way for the students by discussing their expectations and enlightening them about the various subjects they are likely to encounter. He spoke of new friends, the volume of work to which they will be exposed and encouraged them to get involved in wholesome extra-curricular activities. Symmonds went on to encourage them to eat healthy, as school meals will be a thing of the past and he urged them to use healthy snacks.
The second session was conducted by Suzette Husbands, Human Resources Manager at HIPAC Ltd. who dealt with life skills that they will need to acquire as they move through their secondary school life. She highlighted how they should carry themselves, how to speak properly and she too had an interactive session including how to shake hands when meeting people for the first time.
Also sitting in on the sessions were Class Teachers Lisa Griffith and Janice Clarke who would have prepared the two classes for the Common Entrance Examination.
Goddard Enterprises also awarded two students for good work during their school year at their annual graduation ceremony.