Petit Bordel School boy makes Fitz Hughes proud
August 24, 2007

Petit Bordel School boy makes Fitz Hughes proud

Rosario Walters is the toast of his peers and the Fitz Hughes community for having excelled at his external exams. The 16-year-old garnered eight passes, copping the best individual result for his school, while the Petit Bordel Secondary School (PBSS) achieved a twelve percent improvement over last year’s results.{{more}}

The mild mannered youngster has been living in Fitz Hughes with his aunt Majorie Brown for the past six years; he originally hails from Trinidad. Rosario told SEARCHLIGHT that English is his favourite subject although he feels he could have done better at Social Studies; he aspires to be a lawyer.

For the past weeks Rosario had been working as a labourer at the low-income housing project at Fitz Hughes, “Just making my holiday change”, he said. An aspiring soca artiste, Rosario made his first release, a song titled “Buy Buy” for this year’s carnival. He credits his aunt and teachers for his success. His advice to other youths is, “Hold yo head up and be positive”.

Although the principal of the PBSS Wendy Rodney is pleased with this year’s improved results she is adamant that it could have been better if the students had seriously applied themselves. Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday, Rodney said that during the past school year she held a number of staff development sessions where they looked at each subject profile and ways of improving.

Rodney implored that parents should be more involved in their children’s education, “You only see some parents at Common entrance and CXC results time”, she said. Rodney said that Le-Anna Mc Guire and Troy Prince should be commended as they have also done well. A number form four students wrote Technical Drawing and Wood work and they were successful with one hundred percent passes. The school also received one hundred percent passes in Physical Education. The PBSS celebrated its 30 anniversary last year. (AC)