Enjoy your school days, GG urges

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave has warned school girls in Barbados not to force their way into adulthood by engaging in mature activities. Instead, he urged them to enjoy their schooldays and to be kind to each other –– not being greedy or selfish in their doings.

Sir Elliott Belgrave (at centre) greeting students.
Sir Elliott Belgrave (at centre) greeting students.

The Head of State told them that he found students fighting amongst themselves as an awful state of affairs.

“Do not follow bad examples by fighting each other and attempting to stone each other on the streets, or on the buses, as has happened elsewhere,” Sir Elliott warned.

The Governor General was today delivering remarks during a visit to Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School at Government Hill in St Michael.

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave (right), with his aide-de-camp Captain Carlos Lovell, inspecting the Blossoms and Cubs at Charles F. Broome.
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave (right), with his aide-de-camp Captain Carlos Lovell, inspecting the Blossoms and Cubs at Charles F. Broome.

“That is not the way for young people to behave. It is not good for them; it is not good for the country; it is not good for anybody,” he stressed.

Sir Elliott encouraged the students and teachers of the school, one of the leading ones in primary education and sport, to maintain and enhance the institution’s rich history.

The boys and girls at Charles F. Broome were happy to see Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave.
The boys and girls at Charles F. Broome were happy to see Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave.

The Governor General said the results of the recent Common Entrance Examination had shown the school scoring an excellent mark in English at 78 per cent and 67 per cent in mathematics.

“I think from what the principal said, she is proud that the school has achieved that high level of excellence. Sixty-seven per cent in maths is good, but 70 percent would be much better.

“So don’t sit back and say, ‘We have beaten everybody and that will do’. There is 100 per cent marks to be attained in each subject. There are further marks to be gained; so seek them out, teachers and students,” he said.

Sir Elliott indicated that while mathematics was not the favourite subject of most students, it was needed for most career choices.

He also commended the school’s vibrant extracurricular activities programme, saying he was especially impressed with the Scout and Brownie groups.

Sir Elliott also praised the well-conceived and beautifully entertainment package that included songs, acrostics, poems and dance.

Violinists playing for Sir Elliott.
Violinists playing for Sir Elliott.

Afterwards, he greeted selected students and teachers from each class, engaging them in conversation.

One Response to Enjoy your school days, GG urges

  1. Panwallie October 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Such beautiful and wise advice for the students. I wish every student would enjoy school the way I did. The Girl Guide Movement was an added plus.

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