Minister of Finance Christ Sinckler may not have given Barbadians any relief in his recent Estimates. However, the Member of Parliament provided some “stress” relief for some 300 primary school students of his St Michael North-West constituency who sat the 11-Plus Exam on Tuesday.
Today the Class 4 students of Deacon’s Primary, St Stephen’s Primary and Eagle Hall Primary schools, dressed in bright orange, blue and white T-shirts, enjoyed the facilities of the Casa Grande Hotel in St Philip, including the bumper cart rides and bowling.
Sinckler said the fun day, which is in its sixth year, was his way of allowing the students to have “a little relaxation” and “get over all of the nerves they had for the exam and the chatter about which exam was harder”.
“It gives them a chance to unwind and to enjoy a day of fun and relaxation. We coordinated with the schools and teachers, and we had some parents who came along as well, and members of the St Michael North-West staff and the St Michael North-West Development Foundation,” said Sinckler.