Students from three primary schools on Tortola benefited from an initiative spearheaded by Opposition Leader Marlon Penn for their hard work and dedication executed over the school term.
The schools included the Willard Wheatley Primary, Joyce Samuel Primary and Francis Lettsome Primary schools.
Penn and his District Eight committee collaborated with the principals of each school to give special acknowledgements by way of gifts to top students across different grade levels.
Students were awarded in three categories which included; most improved students in Mathematics and Language Arts, and students who demonstrated willingness in completing their Community Services hours.
Speaking on the initiative Penn said, “It is important for us to rally around our students. My district committee and I believe that in rewarding students for their hard work helps them to remain focused which will result in them realizing their full potential.”
He added, “We will continue to ensure hard working students are rewarded and provide initiatives which serves as encouragement to all students while fostering their academic success.”
During the visit, the Opposition leader applauded the students and encouraged the rest of the student body to strive for excellence and to not become complacent in their work. He also spoke about the importance of giving back to the community, as this helps to foster greater patriotism and self-determination of love for the BVI.