When history is created one must celebrate. So with that in mind, it was like Grand Kadooment for the St Alban’s Primary School this morning.
Students, teachers and parents sang, jumped, waved and danced in the surrounding districts of Weston, St James and the Garden, to popular calypso songs in celebration of the school’s first-ever NAPSAC boys’ title.
It’s the first time a school from the Andrea Blackett Zone and the north of the island has risen to track and field supremacy at the primary school level.
126 points were enough for the St Alban’s Honey Badgers to clinch the trophy edging out St Cyprian’s.
Physical education teacher Dwayne Boucher who was over the moon by his athletes’ success told Barbados TODAY the school’s NAPSAC triumph was long overdue.
“I can’t even call it a climax but we are going to be celebrating right through. I am elated. This has been a while in coming. We have been knocking on the door for a while now and we finally brought home the bacon,” he said.
Boucher stated he was also confident of winning the boys’ title again next year while admitting that he will have to improve the girls’ team.
“I knew this would be our year to win. We have the talent here and the students worked hard so it all culminated with this boys’ championship.
“We can repeat next year in the boys’ section with our talent but we will now have to work with the girls.”
Equally thrilled by the historic moment for the school was principal Wendine Prince who said the motorcade was their way of expressing appreciation towards the parents and the community.
“This motorcade is a way for us to say thank you to the parents in the community because they were behind us from the beginning. They gave us the children to educate so it’s not only a victory for St Alban’s but the entire community.”
Prince added: “I am so elated. This is a victory that we have been savouring for a long time because our PE teacher said to me we can win it. I told the students to go and bring home the bacon for St Alban’s Primary and they did it, it was all determination and hard work.”