|In the Schools: A round-up of TCI student activities|
|Friday, 04 June 2010 14:57|
As schools wind up for the last few weeks of classes, several Providenciales-based institutions held different extra-curricular events to get the students to explore their physical, creative, social, political and career interests with like-minded people, teachers, parents and members of the community.
At Enid Capron Primary School, a cultural exhibit was held on Friday, May 28, which involved music and craftsmanship by teachers and students as they displayed the different islands of the country in their most unique ways.
Led by Principal Rachel Taylor, the event kicked-off at adjacent Five Cays Community Centre for a special show of talent and art displays. Parents, teachers, students, community members and a select panel of judges witnessed the opening ceremony.
During the exhibit, students were seen reciting poetry and performing local dances and rip saw music as their respective islands were being judged. Local specialty foods from each island were also served to the delight of spectators and guests.
The winners of the exhibit were:
Movie Day at Precious Treasures
Meanwhile, it was “Friday Movie Day” at Precious Treasures School. Students watched the movie “Hoot” and enjoyed their special popcorn while watching the film inside their auditorium.
Grade Six students were especially happy with the film as they had just finished taking GSAT the day before.
“I am happy that GSAT was finally over. Now, it’s time to relax and enjoy a good movie,” 12-year-old Trevor Cooke said before the movie screening.
A special tea party was also held for the Kindergarten students on Thursday, complete with beautiful table setting and delicious foods.
Ianthe Pratt Spelling Bee
Friday was also a busy day at Ianthe Pratt Primary School, when the best spellers from each class battled it out to become the Spelling Champion for each level.
Reading Specialist Denneisha Clunis commended the students for a job well done and the parents as well, who themselves witnessed how the contest unfolded, for their encouragement and support to the children. Clunis reiterated that the good parent-teacher partnership should be maintained.
The Champion Spellers for each level were:
K1: Lukenson Lorestil
Community Helpers Week at Provo Christian School
For Provo Christian School (PCS) students, the week was also busy as they welcomed visitors from different sectors of the community for their Community Helpers Week.
From lessons on etiquette to cultural awareness to commitment to the society, representatives from different government and non-governmental agencies shared their valuable time and expertise to the students.
Some of those who came were police officers who spoke on their job and how they help the community, and representatives from the Turks and Caicos National Trust who conducted lectures and actual basket-weaving demonstration for the students.
PCS students also had a room-full of exhibit displays, which highlighted topics on science and technology, culture and the arts.
Careers Day at Clement Howell High School
At Clement Howell High School, a Careers Day was held on Friday, May 28, under the theme “Exploring the World of Possibilities.”
As part of the program, 4th and 5th Form students were given the freedom to choose the area in which they are most inclined and got the chance to listen to an invited resource person specializing on that field.
Among the many choices were education, police, architecture, law and medicine.
According to Guidance Counselor Chad Le Vel, the Careers Day was conducted to guide the students in deciding which jobs they can take after they finish school.
“We seek to give the students as many options as possible as to the different careers that are open to them. Hence, they are able to make an informed and educated decision.”
While there was a diverse set of activities from the different schools, all of them agree that through extracurricular activities, students learn life skills that benefit their studies.
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