Forty-eight students from the Bay Primary School, who sat their Common Entrance Exam this year, were given an extra special treat by Hilton Barbados Resort recently.
The students, joined by Principal Marielon Gamble and three teachers, spent a fun-filled day at the property inclusive of motivational talks, an educational tour and a mini concert featuring a surprise performance by popular local band Nexcyx.
Director of Human Resources, Cheryl Corbin, explained that the day formed part of the activities for Hilton Worldwide’s Bright Blue Futures Community Outreach initiative during the Month of the Child.
“Bay Primary is one of our adopted schools and we felt that the students needed an enjoyable day after all the hard work they put into preparing for their exam,” Corbim said. “So we pampered them for the day but we also wanted it to be educational and this came by way of inspiring talks from our team members and the members of Nexcyx, a tour of the historic Charles Fort and the opportunity to win educational books.
“The students also received firsthand knowledge of the hospitality industry during tours of our various departments where they interacted with our team members. This sparked a great deal of interest by many of them and proved that we have a number of budding hospitality ambassadors with Bright Blue Futures.
“This was all topped off with a movie and a performance by our Star Search participant, bartender Michael Bourne, of the popular song Gangnam Style, which gave the students the perfect opportunity to let their hair down. This was followed by the performance by NexCyx and an autograph session, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.”