Saturday 26 September, 2020

Schools benefit from National Bakery’s shockwave challenge

After the 15 weeks long campaign, George Headley Primary, St Aloysius Primary and Pembroke Hall Primary emerged the first through third place winners respectively. 

After the 15 weeks long campaign, George Headley Primary, St Aloysius Primary and Pembroke Hall Primary emerged the first through third place winners respectively. 

Three schools in Kingston and St Andrew have won school development support to the tune of $350,000 from the National Baking Company's Shockwave Challenge. 

After the 15 weeks long campaign, George Headley Primary, St Aloysius Primary and Pembroke Hall Primary emerged the first through third place winners respectively. 

Principal of the George Headley Primary School, Aretha Willie believes the three new laptops units earned by the primary school will bolster the institution's blended approach to learning, employing increased technology usage as the new school year approaches. 

Pembroke Hall Primary principal, Recardo Valentine stated that in planning for the upcoming academic year, the school leadership has taken note that the student population has and will continue to experience diverse challenges as it regards the use of technology. 

He explained that this is due to the lack of access for many of his students.

In expressing his gratitude to the National, he stated "We have some less fortunate children and some with co-morbidities who will have to stay home. As a result, we will need to implement measures to get them printed material to work with, so we are proud and grateful to be the recipient of this printer today".

National Bakery shockwave challenge

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St Aloysius Primary has stated that their prize of $100,000 towards school development, will be used to install much-needed sanitation stations around the school compound for their students and staff further protecting all parties amidst the still looming health risk. 

The leaders from each institution echoed the sentiment that the prizes have come at a most opportune time as the schools actively prepare for the back to school period while navigating the structural changes to learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 15 weeks, from October 2019 to January 2020, school communities rallied to collect National Cheezy Voltz and Chox Sandwich Cookies snack wrappers to submit their entries to the competition.

Marketing Coordinator from National Baking Company Crystal Blackwood expressed: "The disbursement of our prizes to these champion schools has happened at just the right time. We understand that the circumstances are different; the school year won't be normal. National is always ready to help in whatever way we can towards school development, child development and Nation Building."

 

 

 

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