Thirty-three graduates of the Wills Primary School last Wednesday celebrated – and were celebrated for – their performance in the recent Barbados Secondary Schools’ Common Entrance Examination (BSSEE).
Proud parents and guardians were present as their children’s achievements were lauded not only for their academic performance, but for their sporting accomplishments and community work as well.
Coach David Ward highlighted the achievements of the school in the past academic year, in sports especially in the recently concluded BICO Primary Schools Football Competition, in which the school scored the biggest win in the competition – a 9-nil victory over St Bartholomew Primary.
President of The Helping Hands, Ethan Campion, informed members of the audience about the voluntary work the group has been doing to help not only sick children in Barbados but anyone who needed their help.
The recipient of the Spirit of Wills, Gabriella Mayers, had some words of advice for her graduating peers, “You are all moving on to new schools and new adventures. I encourage you to move on bravely and with enthusiasm. Remember, to whom much is given, much is asked. We are the future nation builders of Barbados. Let us build up our society by our words and deeds. Take heed of the mottos of your respective schools, for these shall be lifelong watch words. Have faith in God for he will direct your path, she said.
In her address, principal Nicole Wills proudly reported the exemplary results of the students in the BSSEE.
“Students scored an overall average of 75 per cent in English Language and 84 per cent in Mathematics,” she said, adding that 75 per cent of the students “gained entrance to the island’s top secondary schools”.
Wills added that 70 per cent of the students made it into their top two choices and Wills Primary has been named among the top 15 primary schools in the island.