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Montessori successfully defends Grow Well championship

Dame Pearlette Louisy and Montessori competitors – the competition was stiff.

The Montessori Centre on Tuesday successfully defended its title as the Grow Well Primary School Quiz champions but not without a nail-biting match with Monchy and a tie for third, broken in overtime. It was a festive atmosphere at the VIP lounge of the Darren Sammy Cricket Grounds as students of District One, faced off in the general knowledge quiz on March 26, 2019.

Grow Well’s Paul Lorde and Colleen Newman, who served as judges, were pleased with the energetic reception from students and teachers.

The Montessori Centre’s Tristan Dorville and Ethan Glasgow, edged out Monchy Primary school to secure the championship by just 10 points with a score of 100 points. In second place with 90 points is Monchy Primary, represented by Avidan Persaud and Joel Edward. Marie Therese St.Clair and Xhan Riviere of Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School broke a tie with Grand Riviere Primary’s Tori Fanis and Tristan Charles to secure third place with 70.1 points. Gros Islet Primary represented by Brian Henry and Shaz Lucien placed fifth.

Monchy Primary School representatives Avidan Persaud and Joel Edward.

All left smiling however, with every participant copping prizes from sponsors. Gifts included Digicel sponsored Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphones, Caribbean Cinemas’ movie tickets, Moon-Child and a book of Collected Poems from the Sir Derek Walcott Foundation, Kindle Tablet 8s and lunches for two sponsored by The Landings, Splash Water Park vouchers from Bay Gardens Hotels and ZipLine vouchers from Rainforest Sky Rides.

The event aims to encourage a diverse education experience in primary schools in Gros Islet and is enthusiastically supported by the community. Students, teachers and even parents from the grade six classes of the competing schools cheered on contestants. The Ministry of Education also supported with District One officer Cyrus Cypal making a brilliant address, highly praising Grow Well’s continuing educational commitment to District 1.

This is the 17th Annual Primary School’s Quiz put on by GrowWell, a philanthropic community organisation.

The organisation has been helping the children of Gros Islet expand their education and opportunities since 1995.

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