A renewed passion for learning has been infused into 20 students from St Phillip’s Government Primary School, Old St Joseph Road, Laventille, who celebrated their successful completion of the Arrow training programme with a graduation ceremony held at their school on Tuesday.
According to Standard Five student Kadisha Williams, who delivered a moving valedictory speech, taking part in the training was a really wonderful experience.
“I enjoyed using the computer and hearing my own voice to learn. The Arrow programme was fun and interactive and the tutors and teachers really helped us. I am grateful to RBC and Arrow for giving us this chance to learn and improve. I feel more confident that when I write SEA this year, I will pass for my first choice. I wish that every child who needs an extra boost could get to use the Arrow programme,” said an ecstatic Kadisha.
Developed over 40 years ago in the United Kingdom by Dr Colin Lane, Arrow stands for Aural – Read – Respond – Oral – Write. The programme focuses on remedial work in reading, spelling, dictation, speech and listening skills and assists students who experience academic challenges by transforming their entire approach to learning.
The St Phillip’s intervention was made possible through a partnership between the local arm of the Arrow Foundation and sponsors RBC Royal Bank through its Education Foundation.