With the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE) completed students took to popular places around the island to relax after the four-hour examination.
At Bubba’s Sports Bar and Restaurant scores of persons lined the entrance of the Rockley establishment which was fully booked ahead of the May 7, examination.
Operations Manager at Bubba’s Sports Bar and Restaurant Adrian Jones said both private and public schools took up their offer.
“It is looking extremely good. We are fully booked, to be honest with you. We have Trinity Academy coming in with 50 students. We also have Hindsbury Primary School coming in. We are actually doing very well but what we have done this year is to extend for the remainder of the week so other schools could come and enjoy as well,” he said.
Jones told Barbados TODAY the restaurant has become a hotspot in the celebrations following the completion of the BSSEE examination.
“It is and it has been. We have some young staff members who have had their 11-plus [celebrations] here so it goes way back,” he said.
Some of the island’s popular beaches were also packed by students looking to unwind.
At Pebbles Beach students from the St Gabriel’s School celebrated the end of their exam by jumping into the sea in their school uniform.
Astrid Alleyne who is the mother of Jaydon Alleyne a student at St Gabriel’s School said she was relieved the examination was over as she spent the afternoon with her son at the beach.
“ I am glad it is over not one of my favourite exams. They can relax and enjoy themselves now. He is about to go swimming and enjoy himself now and he will do it for the next couple of weeks until the real work starts in September,” she said.
For Denali Layne-Price a student of George Lamming Primary when he completed the BSSEE he just wanted to fly his kite on the pasture at Martindales Road, St Michael.
“After the exam finished we flew the kite and it got holes so we had to go back home for more tail,” he said.
On the same pasture Keon Lashley, David Humphrey and Melvin Terence celebrated the end of their examination by having a picnic on the hospital pasture with their parents. (LG)