CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN AWARDS AND CELEBRATES WINNERS: St. Paul’s Primary team cops first prize in 11+ Challenge
Six of the ‘Stars’ of St. Paul’s Primary School were recently celebrated at their school by teachers, fellow students and sponsors.
Jayanna Fagan. Caleb Ellis, Asha Dunwoody. Kristen Odle, Destiny Cummins and Shacola Brewster are the winners of the first ever Aries Technologies 11+ Primary Schools Challenge Competition and they were recently awarded at school assembly. The presentation was recorded for broadcast in the final programme of the series which aired on CBC Channel 8 on Sunday 3rd May. All 6 students sat their Common Entrance examination earlier this month.
Among their many prizes, the six each received a CIBC FirstCaribbean SureStart Account valued at $100. In addition, they also received copies of the Aries Technologies 11+ software, vouchers at Chicken Barn, a $100 gift voucher at Pages, Android tablets from Aries Technologies and Massy Technologies and their achievement won a Laptop computer compliments Atlantic Computers for their school.
The competition was part of a television series which brought the children of St. Paul’s Primary up against other Primary Schools where they consistently came in the top tier at all levels of the competition.
In presenting the prizes on behalf of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Sheldene Pinder, Platinum Manager at CIBC FirstCaribbean congratulated the winners on behalf of the Bank and saluted the teachers for their hard work and helping to make the children number one. She also congratulated the parents on their support of the children. She went on to explain that the gift of the SureStart accounts was really to help them to save money towards their future. The students were in awe as she gave them an example of how saving $1 every day could add up if they saved for a week, for a month or for one year. She further advised them that they are never too young to start saving and encouraged them to start doing so.
Head girl of the school Jayanna Fagan who was in fact the smallest member of the team stated that she was overjoyed to have won the competition explaining that they worked hard to prepare, working through past papers and doing research. Her aim is to go to Queen’s College come September this year. The only boy, Caleb Ellis also wishes to attend Queens College from next term and described his study habits as working through past papers during the vacation and revising all topics but working harder at those where he was not as strong.
The Principal of the school Mrs. Small-Thompson encouraged the entire school to follow the example of the six on stage being rewarded and reminded them of the fact that all St. Paul’s Students are ‘Stars.’