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Jamaica’s Promise Shares Tips for Home Schooling Students

As the confirmed cases for COVID-19 increases, students will be at home for about two weeks. Today we will share some tips on how to create a learning space for your child while they are at home. Press play to hear more on this edition of Jamaica’s Promise.

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Jamaica’s Promise features the launch of Trelawny School Garden Feeding Programme

The Government is keen on agriculture playing an even greater role in the country’s economic growth, and in keeping with this thrust, special effort is being made to ensure our people develop an appreciation of the sector from a young age. As such the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) recently partnered with Jamaica 4-H Clubs to reintroduce the School Garden Feeding Programme to several schools in Trelawny. Press play to hear more about this initiative on Jamaica’s Promise.

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Jamaica’s Promise feature Brae’s River Primary School

The parish of St. Elizabeth is known for several attractions including the YS Falls, Lovers’ Leap, the famous Bamboo Avenue more popularly known as Holland Bamboo and the Black River Safari. It is also known as the home of Brae’s River Primary School, press play to learn more about what this school is doing on this edition of Jamaica’s Promise.

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Jamaica’s Promise Talks Features Penwood High School ICT Centre

The 800 students at Penwood High School in St. Andrew, are now benefitting from a recent infrastructure upgrade with the School now boasting a new state-of the-art information and communications technology (ICT) Centre. The centre was established with support from the Overseas Examinations Commission, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and other stakeholders. Press play to learn more on this edition of Jamaica’s Promise.

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Jamaica’s Promise Talks new school bus for Richmond Park Primary School & the renaming of Brimmer Vale High School

Students of Richmond Park Primary School in North Central Clarendon will soon be able to travel in comfort to and from school. This as the Japanese Government has provided the school with grant funding towards the purchase of a 29-seater Coaster bus. The financial assistance is being provided under the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Project. Press play and learn more on Jamaica’s Promise.

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Jamaica’s Promise features Holland Primary School & their Dedication to Protect the Natural Environment

Holland Primary School has been active in improving and protecting the natural environment through a number of initiatives on an off campus. Principal, Simone Doctor, says this started with the previous Principal and she continues to enforce a clean environment at the school. Listen to this edition of Jamaica’s Promise to find out more.

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Spaulding High School Renamed Alphansus Davis High School

The Spaulding High School in Clarendon has been renamed in honour of former Principal, Alphansus Davis who served the 46 year old institution for 31 years. During Davis’ tenure at the helm a number of achievements were recorded. Listen to this edition of Jamaica’s Promise to learn more about how this institution is impacting the lives of students.

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Fair Prospect Primary Gets Two New Classrooms

Fair Prospect Primary School receives two new classrooms and window replacements, thanks to the National Education Trust (NET), and the Embassy of Japan. The new classrooms currently host two grade six classes preparing for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations. Listen to this edition of Jamaica’s Promise to get the details.

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Norman Manley High Celebrates 50 Years with A yearlong series of activities

Norman Manley High School, named in honour of the island’s first and only Premier and National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Washington Manley, is celebrating its golden jubilee. A yearlong series of activities in recognition of the milestone was launched in September at the institution’s location in Maxfield Avenue, Kingston with the release of 50 balloons featuring the school’s colours – blue and green. Listen to Jamaica’s Promise to learn more.

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Robotics and Animation introduced at Tarrant High School

Tarrant High School in Kingston is positioning its students to take advantage of jobs in the areas of robotics, programming and animation. Principal, Paul Hall, who has been at the helm of the school since 2017, says the institution is already creating a name for itself in the area of robotics. Listen to Jamaica’s Promise to learn more about how this robotics club is making waves.

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Jamaica’s Promise features Young Author – Kanton Hardy.  

Kanton Hardy has had a passion for books and reading since the age of eight, so much so that he decided very early on that he was going to become an author. Learn about Kanton’s recently published book titled, ‘The Adventures of Goober: The Alien from Mars,’ right here on Jamaica’s Promise.

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Rainwater Harvesting System Established at the Enid Bennett High School

The Enid Bennett High School, based in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, is one of 200 schools set to save as much as 50 percent on its annual water bill as the institution is benefit from the establishment of a rainwater harvesting system by the Rural Water supply Limited. The system, valued at 7 million dollars, comprises four 1,000-gallon black tanks, a 20,000-gallon block and steel tank, a solar-powered pump, and other features to harvest, store and use the precious commodity.

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Tarrant High School The First To Have a Smart Math Lab

Teachers and students at Tarrant High School in St. Andrew are set to benefit from the establishment of a Smart Math lab at the institution. Principal, Paul Hall, says Tarrant High like many other schools, has a challenge with mathematics, and the main idea behind the creation of the lab is to use technology to engage the children, who for the most part, are visual learners and technologically-savvy. The lab will be equipped with the latest technology that will allow instructors to interact with mathematics specialists from anywhere in the world through smartphones and other devices while they teach.

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Grateful Hill Primary & Infant School: Thriving in Literacy & Agriculture

Nestled in the northeast region of St. Catherine in the rural district – Glengoffe you will find the Grateful Hill Primary and Infant School. Principal of the institution, George Moodie says the school has rolled out several initiatives to boost literacy and numeracy and expand students’ skills. In addition to creating a positive environment for students to grow academically, there is also a thrust to introduce students to agricultural practices to among other things, sustain the sector. To this end, Grateful Hill Primary has established a thriving agricultural project with the support of the St. Catherine 4-H Clubs, Rural Agricultural Development Authority, Social Development Commission and Jamaica Broilers.

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Petersfield Primary Launches Jamaica Moves Club

The Petersfield Primary School ‘Jamaica Moves’ club is making strides in promoting healthy lifestyle habits among staff and students. Coordinator of the club, Crystal-Gaye Scott, says as part of the healthy lifestyle thrust the Westmoreland-based institution has stopped the sale of sugary drinks on the compound.

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