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Advice on navigating life’s roads

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Advice on navigating life’s roads

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THE JOURNEY to success can be likened to driving on the roads of Barbados.
Using this analogy, Professor Pedro Welch told the St Bartholomew Primary School 2014 graduating class yesterday in the Christ Church Parish Church Hall, to keep going despite the potholes of life.
“Potholes are inevitable but you can’t stop travelling in order to avoid them; we each have to navigate to reach our destination,” he said.
In keeping with his analogy, Welch advised the children to: keep both hands on the wheel; pull over and assess; call for roadside assistance; recalculate the route and re-evaluate the destination.
Welch also gave the students tips for secondary school life, such as keeping their attendance high; preparing for class; being visible in class; participating and to always ask questions.
“Make the right choices and make them early and often because if you do that, your journey will lead to success,” he said.
The evening included drama, song, poetry and dance. The top student was Emile Morgan while the top female student was Jennique Taylor. Melissa Cox earned the Principal’s Award. (CA)