Sixty students from two primary schools in Tobago, Charlotteville Methodist and Speyside Anglican, have been given a new lease on learning with the successful completion of their A.R.R.O.W. training marked by a graduation ceremony held in Charlotteville last week. Launched in September 2012 by sponsors BP Trinidad and Tobago, in collaboration with the A.R.R.O.W. Foundation, the programme focused on remedial work in reading and spelling, and assisted students to overcome academic challenges by transforming their entire approach to learning. Speyside Anglican’s Standard Five student, Nyrel Denoon, was honoured as one of the most improved students at the graduation. “I was having problems with my school work, but the training helped me to improve my reading, spelling and writing. I am doing much better in class now and I am sure I will do very well in the SEA exams next year. I’m happy I got this chance to improve and I hope other students will benefit from this wonderful learning experience,” an enthusiastic Nyrel explained. The graduation marked the end of the first cycle of training that has benefitted over 180 students in six primary schools from both Tobago and Trinidad.
Driven by the vision and support of bpTT, the programme was also expanded to include A.R.R.O.W. tutor training for three teachers in each of the participating primary schools. Joel Primus, Community Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Advisor, bpTT, ex