Linda-Joy Forde is one proud mother.
It was she who gave this newspaper the information about her daughter Lee-Ann Briggs, one of the 10 Barbados Scholars from Queen’s College.
Briggs studied Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science as well as Communications Studies and Caribbean Studies and received Grade 1s in all of them.
The teenager said she was happy with her achievement and said that while it was hard to prepare for the exams, she had to be disciplined to study. She found herself studying into the wee hours and then still had to get ready for school.
But it was all made easier with the support from her friends and family, her mother and teachers whom she said gave them a lot of support and really pushed them.
The LIME intern, might be heading off to Jamaica to study medicine, her mum said.
Forde also explained that the former student of Luther Thorne Primary and Combermere School, who transferred to the Husbands, St. James school for Sixth Form “had wonderful teachers at all her schools”.
“I am very grateful to them all and the Science Department at Queen’s College has been excellent in helping her to realise her goal. Throughout her school life she’s been swimming, she’s represented Combermere in swimming, she’s represented Queen’s, she’s represented her house in athletics, played music and done ballet. Towards the end she gave up the extra curricular activities because the “A” level was heavy and she carried two additional course — she also did Physics,” said Forde, who is the head of the Science Department at Garrison Secondary School. (DS)