The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has launched a two-week Mathematics workshop targeting primary school Grade Five students.
The workshop, which aims to develop a passion for Mathematics through interactive and fun activities, will see the participation of twenty-five (25) students from Sion Hill Government School, Calliaqua Anglican School, Belair Government School, Brighton Methodist School, and Fair Hall Government School. During the launch, Director of the SVGCC, Nigel Scott, stated the college is answering a need within the country, in helping students to develop a more productive and positive approach to the study of Mathematics. Scott, who dubbed the students “honorary students of the SVGCC” because the two-weeks they will be based at the institution, is hopeful that the programme expands next year to allow for the participation of more students.
Featured speaker Kenneth Holder, Principal of the Petit Bordel Secondary School, in his address encouraged students to recognise the presence of Mathematics in their everyday surroundings and activities. The workshop, which is being led by SVGCC Mathematics lecturers Dawn Scott and Samantha Porter, will run from August 8th – 19th, 2022, and is made possible through the generous support of the St. Vincent Cooperative Bank Ltd, and Bickles.