11-Plus and cssec classes
other Maria Holder projects
11 plus pass rate
for 130 students
In September of 2014 Pinelands Creative Workshop and the Parkinson Memorial School came together to establish an outreach partnership to assist members of the community. The goal was to provide free Common Entrance lessons to students from schools in the immediate community. The teaching was delivered by Mr Jeff Broomes, the then Principal of the Parkinson School along with volunteers – Ms Ceri Sue and John Gittens.
We recognized that there was a need for a structured program that provides a safe and supportive environment for effective learning to take place.
Despite the focus on the schools from the immediate community, participants from the across the island were involved. Attending the program were students from Grantley Prescod Memorial Primary School, Luther Thorne Primary School, Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School, Gordon Walters Primary School, St Paul’s Primary School, Hill Top Primary School, Cuthbert Moore Primary School and Bay Primary School.