New Grounds on track
January 28, 2005
New Grounds on track

The New Grounds Primary School is proud of the progress being made through their literacy programme and driven by their motto “Strive for Perfection in Education”.

As proof of this, the school this week showed off to SEARCHLIGHT staff its library, which permits students to borrow books and teachers to access research material. {{more}}

Literacy Co-ordinator Hannah Browne Tuesday explained that the school has enjoyed some levels of success during the last school year. The school took the first, second and third places in last year’s Fisherman’s Day Story Writing Competition through the efforts of Jaya Debnath, Jannah Browne and Strongson Soleyn respectively.

But this was not all. Last term also saw the school winning the Leo Club’s Reading Competition with Vatalie Caesar and the Spelling Competition with Kemuel Walters. Success was also achieved in the Kingstown Co-operative Credit Union Quiz with Omark Andrews and Jannah Browne being finalists.

Co-ordinator Browne credits these achievements, which she said they treasure, to the presence of the school library, and can only help more students reach for excellence.

Browne said that with the thrust for literacy nationally the school is requesting “the assistance of any past teachers and students of this school or any well-wishers in donating books”.

The school is especially grateful for the assistance it has received from several persons including Mike Gibson of Gibson’s Construction, Audrey Walters-Butler of Highway Bookstore, Yvette Spencer, Venus Jackson, Lavern of the Colonarie Resource Centre, a Peace Corp volunteer referred to only as Amanda and to school principal Cecelia Browne for her support.

The teacher said that their aim is to make each child literate before they reach secondary school as this goes a long way toward eradicating the need for adult literacy programmes in the future.

When we visited, the enthusiasm of the students for the library and its contents was palpable and their teacher had to almost plead with them to understand that the books they all wanted to borrow would be there after classes.

New Grounds Primary is on the right track.