FOR THREE tense hours yesterday nearly 4 000 primary school pupils wrote the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), commonly referred to as the 11-Plus Exam.
And while they were engaged in this annual exercise that decides which secondary school they will attend, parents, guardians and relatives stood impatiently outside the 22 schools at which the exam was taken.
And when it was all over, many of the children said the exam wasn’t as difficult as they thought it would be.
For some, a treat was laid on by their school or their parents in the form of a getaway to a hotel for fun in the pool or to get their favourite meal.
But for all, especially the parents, there was relief that this significant event in their child’s education came off without a hitch.
Here, these students from Luther Thorne, St Cyprians, St David’s and Deacons enjoy themselves in the pool at Divi Southwinds at one of the 11-Plus parties. (SP)