Jayden has football plans

Jayden Greenidge is small in stature, but has the heart of a lion.

The nine-year-old of St Cyprians Boy’s was one of the youngest students to sit this year’s Common Entrance Examination, commonly known as the 11-plus.

However, Greenidge, who turns ten on September 5, wrote the exam two years in advance and has realized his dream of going to Harrison College.

When Jayden first received the news, he showed little emotion on the outside, but from his words you tell that he was beaming inside.

“Trust me I’m happy,” he told Barbados TODAY, adding, “I’m really excited that I will be going to Harrison College. I’m glad all the hard work paid off.”

The very soft-spoken Jayden already has a ten-year plan in mind.

“I know that when I finish Harrison College I will still be a bit young for college or university, so I plan to take that year off to play football then I will go off to some university,” Jayden, who is an avid football fan, revealed. However, he is yet to decide on a career path.

His parents Corey and Richelle Greenidge, who arrived at the school after 1 p.m. to celebrate with their son, said they always knew he would do well.

Jayden Greenidge’s parents were overjoyed to hear that their nine-year-old son, who sat the Common Entrance Examination two years early, will be heading to Harrison College. Here, dad Corey lifts Jayden, as mum Richelle joins in celebrating his exam results.
Jayden Greenidge’s parents were overjoyed to hear that their nine-year-old son, who sat the Common Entrance Examination two years early, will be heading to Harrison College. Here, dad Corey lifts Jayden, as mum Richelle joins in celebrating his exam results.

“After a lot of hard work and a lot of getting behind him, we feel really good that he has done well,” dad Corey said.

He explained that since Jayden has been working two years ahead for some time now, they had decided to let him do the Common Entrance exam early.

“Plus he gets bored easily so you have to keep him challenged,” the father acknowledged.

“The main thing with him is that he likes too much sports, so the only thing was trying to get him to put enough time and effort into both, and keeping him focused,” he added.

Jayden’s mother Richelle chimed in, saying, “I’m very proud of him. He has been consistent and I’m blessed and I thank God for blessing him with tremendous academic ability.”

Principal Dave Lynch told Barbados TODAY he always knew Jayden would have done well, adding that he was extremely proud of him.

Jayden received 91 in English, 98 in Maths and an A in Composition.

davandrababb@barbadostoday.bb.

2 Responses to Jayden has football plans

  1. PattyCake June 8, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Congrats son. A great achievement at a very young age. Continue to be blessed.

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  2. Tony Waterman June 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    @Jayden Greenidge!!!! Congratulations on your Achievement, but you seem to have some misconceptions about moving forward, so let me show you some Truth, then you can sit down with your Parents and your Principal and MAP you Course forward.

    You Said””“I know that when I finish Harrison College I will still be a bit young for college or university, so I plan to take that year off to play football then I will go off to some university,”””

    Well Jayden!!!! That is TOTALLY NOT TRUE, and here are some facts you MIGHT Consider NOW.

    She is the youngest person to be called to the bar in 600 years and at just 18.
    American student Gabrielle Turnquest was called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her exams at just 18.
    The average lawyer undertakes the Bar Professional Training Course when they are 27.
    However, the young high-flyer will not go on to work in the UK as she wants to return to her native America to qualify as a lawyer there.
    But her success means she is also called to the Bahamas Bar, the country of her parents, and she hopes to work there.
    Gabrielle took the course, at the University of Law, along with her sister Kandi, who also passed her exams but at the ripe old age of 22.
    The teenager, who is originally from Windermere, Florida, hopes eventually to be a fashion law specialist.
    she started a degree in psychology when she was 14.
    Her Family is from The Bahamas.

    Michael Kearney!!!!The youngest person to ever graduate, Michael was just 10 when he gained a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of South Alabama. A childhood prodigy, he was studying geology at college by the age of just six!

    this is only a couple of youngsters andyou seem to be in the same bracket as them, you can/should get all of this out of the way, and you will still have lots of time to spend playing Football, and maybe you MIGHT be good enough to make the Premier League.

    PLEASE!!!!! Consider this Comment, as it is Wholly in your Interest.

    but whatever you do, give it your BEST, that’s all i or anyone else can ask of you.

    GOOD LUCK “JAYDEN”

    Good luck to all the other 3000+ students

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