Visibly ecstatic after the girls duplicated the boys’ performance earlier in the year, Headmistress of Stella Maris Primary School Myrna Kendall speaking with the media shortly after the conclusion of the inaugural Ministry of Health / Health 2000Inc / Ministry of Education / Ansa McAl Girls Schools Football Competition called for a more comprehensive Sports Policy for schools.
Kendall, who has been a teacher for a number of years, disclosed she has always encouraged students to get involved in sports since many positives could be derived such as understanding to work in a team environment, problem solving, having a healthy body which in effect produces a healthy mind and just as important, being gainfully occupied in their spare time.
“I’m one of those teachers who has always encouraged and supported my students who’re involved in sports and I would like to take this opportunity to urge parents and fellow teachers to support their children in whatever sporting activity they are involved in.” According to her, the focus these days seem to be more on the Grade Six results than anything else and this sole concentration could hinder the development of well rounded students.
Offering her comments on the girls’ performance, Teacher Myrna said they were determined to duplicate the feat of the boys and they went into the tournament with a positive mindset which according to her was the main factor for the win.
Oct 23, 2018Two helmet-tricks, three hat-tricks and an equal amount of doubles were recorded on an eventful opening day of the Third edition of the East Bank Football Association / Ralph Green Under-11 League...
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