MP helps 11-plus students prepare

Member of Parliament for St James South Donville Inniss and the constituency council in the area yesterday did their part to help students at the West Terrace Primary School prepare for next week’s Common Entrance Examination.

Some of the Class 4 students of the West Terrace Primary School who will be sitting the the Common Entrance Examination on Tuesday.
Senior Teacher at the West Terrace Primary School Maxine Aswat accepts the microwave from member of the St James Constituency Council Colin Arthur during yesterday’s ceremony.

The MP and members of the St James South Constituency Council turned up at the school to present examination kits to the 73 students who will be taking the test to secure a place at one of the island’s secondary schools.

Inniss also offered them some advice, including that they should use the upcoming long weekend – starting Friday with National Heroes Day and ending with May Day next Monday, the day before the exam – to prepare themselves and avoid being over confident.

Class 4 student Marlique Mayers receives his examination kit from St James South MP Donville Inniss.
Class 4 student Aida Ferguson accepts her examination kit from St James South MP Donville Inniss.

And he also cautioned parents and other adults, who think the future of these children is dependent solely on the secondary school they attend, not to put the young students under pressure.

“Start to really accept that each child has an opportunity to give of their best, no matter what secondary school they attend,” he said.

Speaking directly to the students, the Minister of Commerce and Small Business Development added: “No matter what secondary school you attend, you must apply yourself. You must recognize that the sky is the limit and once you give of your best you will realize your full potential.”

Inniss also encouraged the students to return to West Terrace, even after they have moved on to the secondary level, to visit their primary school teachers who would have shaped their minds, as well as their games masters and ancillary staff.

During today’s presentation, the St James South Constituency Council also handed over a microwave oven to the school.

3 Responses to MP helps 11-plus students prepare

  1. sunshinecanada April 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    these Children looks very ready, I hope all goes well,

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks and No Thank you Sir. I don’t want you to help me prepare for the 11 plus, my parents said, De Layabout Party are failures and they don’t want me to fail.


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