After more than three gruelling hours of exams today, and weeks of study pressure, Class 4 students took advantage of every available opportunity afforded them this afternoon, to simply kick back, relax and have a great time.
In recent years, the Common Entrance Exam “after-party” has become a big thing for parents and their charges. And, in fact, well before the final bell on the secondary school entrance test, many had already made firm bookings in relation to the post-exam lime.
Today, Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, Bubba’s, Lucky Horseshoe and Chefette Restaurants were among the happening spots.
When the BT team visited Divi, scores of students had already thrown off their school uniforms and donned swimsuits for an afternoon of fun and games at the popular South Coast hotel, where the students were mostly seen playing around in the pool.
A short distance away at Bubba’s Restaurant, it was food time for the students who had earned the opportunity to request of their parents any meal of their choice. From the looks of things, burgers and fries were in demand there. So too at Lucky Horseshoe and Chefette Black Rock.
A good time was had by all.
Relieved students told Barbados TODAY they were just glad it was all over. Equally at ease were the parents, for whom smiles seemed to come much naturally this afternoon than they did this morning at the start of the big exam day, which brought with it the usual nerves.
It is now left to be seen what will be the results.