Cousins share in Common Entrance honours

It was a double celebration at Boscobel Primary School in Gay’s Village in St Peter Wednesday.

First cousins Kyle Jordan and M’Laika Jordan were on top of the world after learning that they were the top students of the close knit primary school and would both be heading to The Alexandra School in September.

The two, who are still on cloud nine, were over the moon when a Barbados TODAY team visited the school earlier Thursday. M’Laika, who scored 69 in Mathematics and 85 in English, said she was more than happy to be heading to the school commonly referred to as the beacon of the north.

Cousins Kyle Jordan and M’Laika Jordan are over the moon to be top boy and top girl at the Boscobel Primary School.

“I am happy that I made it to Alexandra. I think it’s a very good school. I’m very proud of myself for buckling down and doing my work. I was aiming for 70 in Maths and I got 69, which was very unfortunate. But I am happy with the overall grades,” she said.

The aspiring scientist added,” I’m looking forward to doing the sciences at Alexandra. I also hope I meet lots of new friends there.”

Kyle, who is also the head boy of the rural primary school, got 71 in Mathematics and 84 in English. He said though he did not get to his dream school, The Alexandra School was his second choice for secondary school education so he is happy.

“I feel good. I wanted to get to Combermere but if I didn’t get there I wanted to go to Alexandra and I’m going there. I feel good because I was looking for a school that has a good cricket programme and Alexandra has a good cricket programme,” he said.

The avid cricket lover added that he couldn’t wait to join the cricket team at the school.

Class teacher Paula Toppin said she was more than proud of her top students.

“My top students I think they did a fantastic job. They worked well, they worked hard and they always wanted to go to the schools they passed for. They pulled out all the stops and they did their best. There’s nothing more you could ask for here at Boscobel, but their best,” she said.

Toppin added that, “I think the class did exceedingly well. We had a small number of students I know that everybody has made some improvement and I’m proud of all of them.”

Principal Norma Worrell was also pleased with the students’ performance.

“The results were kind of expected. Most of the children passed for the older grammar schools. These children are really happy with their results. Most of them are going to the schools that they wanted to go to,” Worrell said.

22 Responses to Cousins share in Common Entrance honours

  1. Louise Thomas
    Louise Thomas June 9, 2017 at 3:13 am


  2. Maria Caddle
    Maria Caddle June 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Congrats to my brother wish you all the best in the future keep it up.

  3. Ingrid Bullen
    Ingrid Bullen June 9, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Congraulations Prince Kyle and Princess M’Laika,Well done.

  4. Jacque Shepherd
    Jacque Shepherd June 9, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Congratulations and continue to reach for the sky

  5. Sherri Waton
    Sherri Waton June 9, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Congrats well done

  6. Cecilia Carew
    Cecilia Carew June 9, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Congrats to you both …My first choice in 1972..

  7. Marc Goodridge
    Marc Goodridge June 9, 2017 at 6:20 am


  8. Ian Mapp
    Ian Mapp June 9, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Eric S Jordan

  9. Alistair Alleyne
    Alistair Alleyne June 9, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Congrats to them and you too Paula.

  10. Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock
    Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock June 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Kudos to both of u on a job well done!!!

  11. Donna Sobers
    Donna Sobers June 9, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Congrats to both of you and the others love to see when this school is doing so well keep it up

  12. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse June 9, 2017 at 7:53 am

    congrulations to both of them & to their families.

  13. Patricia Barker
    Patricia Barker June 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Good on them…but I would like the child that moved from 12 to 40 to be recognised as well…I’m interested in his/her story…

  14. Pat BB
    Pat BB June 9, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Congrats to both of them.

  15. Ayanna Young Marshall
    Ayanna Young Marshall June 9, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations & lots of love to you both! We need scientists & cricketers! Keep your eyes on the prize ❤

  16. Suanna Decarla Marshall
    Suanna Decarla Marshall June 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations good job

  17. Sandy Gee
    Sandy Gee June 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Congrats….Per Ardua Ad Astra!

  18. Brenda O Boyce June 9, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Congrats to both of them, also to their teachers. Kyle is my boy. I am happy that he passed for Alexandra my old school..

  19. Jack Hanma
    Jack Hanma June 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Lol his face though

  20. Henry Karma
    Henry Karma June 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Congratulations on job well done AX

  21. Juanita Roberts June 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Congratulations on your recent success, continue to climb the ladder of excellence and success. May God guide your steps as you embark on a new phase of life.

  22. clytie vaughan June 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Congrats! You are heading AX, a great school. The Beacon of the North


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