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  • Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, has presented over 40 workbooks to the Rollington Town Primary School in Kingston.
  • Senator Brown Burke said the books were donated by “good friends”, as a contribution to her educational thrust at the institution.
  • In accepting the gift from the Mayor, Principal of the institution, Dr. Margaret Bailey, said provision of the workbooks will help the school to continue to turn out excellent results in GSAT.

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, has presented over 40 workbooks to the Rollington Town Primary School in Kingston, to aid in the students’ preparation for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Speaking with reporters on Friday, September 19, after a presentation ceremony at the school located on St. James Road, Senator Brown Burke said the books were donated by “good friends”, as a contribution to her educational thrust at the institution.  She said the books will be allocated by the teachers “in the way they see fit”.

“It is for the grade six students, and it is enough for at least one class. They (the students) have been doing extremely well, and we want to add to what they are doing. There are always students who could be improved by just some additional practice, and this is a good tool in which to do that,” she noted.

Mayor Burke said “the greatest contribution we could make to the future of our children, is providing them with a firm start in education, and so, this year, our focus is on what we can do for our children in education as well as ensuring that they have a safe and secured environment.”

In accepting the gift from the Mayor, Principal of the institution, Dr. Margaret Bailey, said provision of the workbooks will help the school to continue to turn out excellent results in GSAT.

She said the students performed “very well” at the last sitting in March, with averages of up to 98 per cent. “We had children going to all of the traditional (high) schools,” she boasted.

Dr. Bailey credited the excellent results to the work of the teachers, parents, students, and the entire community, noting that “we expect to continue to do well this year and beyond”.

“This presentation means a lot to us, and the gift of workbooks is very welcoming, and I know that the children will make the best use of them,” she added.

Board Chairman, Garth Soares, also expressed gratitude for the books and urged all the beneficiaries “to make the best of this gift because, in the end, you will succeed.”

Student, Jonoye Somers, said the gift “will boost the teaching and learning processes at our school.”