Barbados: The Barbados National Youth Symphony Orchestra will take centre stage when the National Cultural Foundation’s Joyful, Joyful concert comes off on Sunday, April 9, 2023, at the National Botanical Gardens at 2 p.m.
The event will showcase a mixture of mostly young rising stars from as young as six years old and the 100-member Barbados National Youth Symphony Orchestra.
The group is led by musical director Dr Joy Knight and the NIFCA Stars cast includes: Skyy Dowridge, Che Reign, Harmoni Haynes, Shaneka George, Joshua Osbourne, Kenola Greenidge, Jasiah Moore and Dondria Forde.
Colourful kites of various shapes and sizes filled the air last week when the students of the Irving Wilson School had a fun filled day as they participated in kite flying. The school which caters to children with varying disabilities saw children with their teachers outside enjoying their kites that depicted Princesses Paw Patrol and even Spiderman as the wind assisted them
Top performing academic students from Harrison College were recently recognised at the school’s speech day for their outstanding performances. The school offered 23 subjects at CCX CSEC level and reported a total of 367 Grade 1s, 410 Grade 2s, and 236 Grade 3s. Nine subjects received 100 per cent passes, 63 Grade 1s in Mathematics and 60 Grade 2s from an overall sitting of 151 students. Twelve students wrote the Physical Education examination and all gained Grade 1s. The school recorded an overall pass rate of 91.8 percent.
The school was entered in 21 subjects in the CAPE exams and received 100 per cent passes in 19 subjects. Those 19 subjects include 120 students in Communication Studies and 106 in Caribbean Studies. The overall pass rate was 99 per cent with 139 Grade 1s, 189 Grade 2s and 167 Grade 3s at this level.
Five students made the Regional Merit List (first ten places) in the exams. Alia Gafoor placed first in the region in CSEC French, and at the CAPE level, Jean Pierre Blackett placed 9th in Chemistry, Kye Brathwaite placed 5th in Computer Science, Yeshua-Erchnomai Hill was 7th in Geography and Daniel Kane was 4th in History.
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