There was “a bubble of excitement” at St Winifred’s School today, as they celebrated the success of their students in the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination.
Prashant Babani was eighth overall on the island after scoring 239.32 with an ‘A’ in Composition. He will be attending Queen’s College in September.
“I was really excited,” he told Barbados TODAY after receiving word of his performance in the exam in which he said there were a few tricky questions.
However, overall he was confident that he would do well.
“They were a couple questions here and there, but overall it was pretty easy actually,” he said, adding that he looking forward to taking a trip overseas before settling back down to his school work.
Two other students – Kyle Johnson and Ronan Lee – scored 100 in Mathematics, while Danielle Blackman and Isaac DaSilva got 97 in English.
Principal Kim Lewis said that she was pleased to hear her school identified among the top performers announced by Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Santia Bradshaw earlier today.
She also expressed satisfaction that both the hard work of the students and their teachers had paid off.
“ That is like icing on the cake . . . . We really want our students to feel a sense of achievement and that really is where our focus always is. Even in our classrooms . . . we told the students to beat their personal best . . . trying to get them to realize that they are competing against nearly 3,000 kids or more, so they need to beat their own mark and not everyone else’s,” she explained, adding that with today’s announcement “there has
certainly been a bubble of excitement at the school”.
“We have had parents calling who had heard [the Common Entrance results] on the radio. One of the classes did listen to it LIVE so there was cheering in the classroom as one of the teachers had them listening,” she said, adding that “we are really proud of them, as they have continued to maintain that standard”.