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Students selected for summer school

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The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is again organising summer school programmes for selected students from primary and secondary schools.  One of the objectives of the interventions is to assist students in improving their knowledge and skills in core subject areas. In addition, this exercise is also intended to boost students’ self esteem and to enhance their interpersonal skills.Students at both public and private primary schools who were granted a deferral from this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination will be offered a well-rounded programme at the George Lamming Primary School. They will receive tutoring in Language Arts, Mathematics and reading, as well as engage in such extra-curricular activities as drumming, stilt walking, basketry and indoor games.Summer School for primary students is scheduled to start on Monday, July 5, and will finish with a closing ceremony on Thursday, July 29. Daily activities will commence at 8:45 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.  Parents and guardians of deferred students, who have not yet registered their children or wards for summer school are urged to do so before Friday, July 2.  At the secondary level, students who are in need of additional support in mastering core subjects will have the opportunity to use a part of their summer holiday to improve in those areas.  Classes for this group of students will be offered at five centres. These are: Alexandra School, Ellerslie Secondary, Christ Church Foundation School, St George Secondary, and St Leonard’s Boys’ School.The ministry will provide bus passes for students attending the summer schools. (BGIS)