July 10, 2010
Star Features



Glowell Preparatory's open day

A student looks through some literature during the Glowell Preparatory's recent open day at the school grounds in Cedar Grove.

The rain did not deter Glowell Preparatory school's staff from staging their annual open day on the school grounds, recently, where the students' work and creativity took centre stage.

At the event, students and teachers carried parents and well-wishers on a tour of the school where the students' work were shown. A teacher at the school had this to say: "I think it is good, it is a showcase of the creative side of the children, you can see the development of the total child."

One of the highlights of the day's activities was the students' science project - a cassava battery which produced energy. This project received great reviews at this year's Jamaica Public Service (JPS) science fair.

Dancers in action during the Glowell Preparatory's recent open day at the school.

Booth holders included the Christian Pen Health Department, which sensitised parents on the different diseases that can be caught by both children and parents and the cure for them; The Book Shop; and telecommunications company Claro.

A concert showcasing the students' talent in speech, dance and music, brought a fitting end to proceedings.

Glowell Preparatory school is a privately operated co-educational institution, which was established in 1996 with an enrolment of six students by Gloria Jack, a former education officer with the Ministry of Education. The school now has more than 200 students on roll which are tabulated from the kindergarten and preparatory.

The school was established to provide quality education for children from the ages of two and a half to 12 years. The programmes are formulated by the Ministry of Education for the early childhood and primary stages of education.

Jack, the principal of the institution, said that she is very pleased with this year's GSAT results as 96 per cent of the students have been placed in traditional high schools. The school, since 1999, has done well in the GSAT exams.

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