Top spot for St John’s Primary
ST JOHN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL won the inaugural Messiah’s House Easter Primary Schools Easter Quiz yesterday.
It beat students from three other primary schools in the parish of St John in the keenly contested competition. It collected 140 points, St Margaret’s 130, Mount Tabor 120 and Society Primary 90.
Mount Tabor took the lead by five points after the first round but its failure to secure a single point in the second round saw St John grabbing the lead, which it never relinquished.
Principal of St John’s Primary, Wendy Antrobus, said their preparation was easy since the school placed emphasis on moral and religious education in classes. “It was just a review. It was just a matter of reinforcing what the students already knew.”
Reverend Paul Watson, senior pastor of Messiah’s House Wesleyan Holiness Church in Massiah Street, said it was essential that at this time of the year children knew some details about Easter, including the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Lent.
“That is what we understand our role to be. We are interested in what happens in our schools. We are interested in our children knowing and having a relationship with Jesus Christ and with God’s Word,” he said.
Plans are in place to extend the quiz to schools outside St John next year. (LK)