Supporting student development

─First transition students exhibition held

DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 17, 2020

After working hard to earn a placement in a Secondary School in Georgetown, transition students showcased their achievements at an expo at the New Campbellville Secondary School this morning.

These students would have missed the mark at National Grade Six Assessment and therefore attended remedial classes for a year before earning placement at a Secondary School and transitioning to Grade Seven.

The exposition featured teaching aids, learning materials and child-friendly classrooms, which are essential to ensure effective learning.

The five schools that participated in the competition contested in the four main subject areas – English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science as well as a Best Classroom contest.

New Campbellville Secondary School students emerged as winners with a total of 78.3 points in the four subject areas. They also won the Best Classroom prize. Following the winners were St. George’s High School and Houston Secondary School with 75.8 and 80 points respectively. Third and fourth position awarded to Queenstown Secondary School with 73.3 and Cummings Lodge with 76 points.

During the opening ceremony, District Education Officer (DEO), Sherwyn Blackman noted that “The exhibition provides a space for some of our transition students to be able to display work that they would have done over the period thus far.”

Training Manager of Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, Donna Chapman in her remarks encouraged teachers to use the exhibition as inspiration to find ways to revise their teaching strategies and methods

“Teachers you must take it to another level and become researchers as you progress in your profession. Use the information derived for an improved and effective curriculum. This exhibition is important for members of the teaching fraternity to share ideas, exchange thoughts and inspire others,” Chapman said.

Schools in Georgetown that accommodate the Transition Programme are St. George’s High School, New Campbellville Secondary, Cummings Lodge Secondary, Queenstown Secondary, Lodge Secondary, Tucville Secondary and Houston Secondary Schools.