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Inter Primary School Championships cancelled

There will be no Inter Primary School Sports for the 2017/18 school year, according to Acting Chief Education Officer Connie E. George. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although Physical Education Teachers throughout the Territory are gearing up to provide for the physical and sporting needs of Primary School Students, it has been recently announced that there will be no Inter Primary School Sports.

The announcement came as a surprise to many of the Teachers, especially as some were already planning to hold their own sports days, but will open the door for other Sports Organisations such as the Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club and the local Football Association.

“The time taken and costs involved were all considered before the decision was made,” commented the Acting Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the Department of Education, Ms Connie E. George.

“Schools will all be able to hold their own Sports Day, but for 2018, there will be no Inter Primary Sports Days.”

Filling the void

Other sports will be readily filling the void, including the BVI Football Association’s Primary School Leagues, the BVI Cricket Associations Kiddy Cricket Programme, the Little League Baseball League and Basketball spearheaded by the Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club.

High schools will also be able to host their Sports Days as well as utilise programmes provided by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sorts as requested by the Minister of Education, Hon Myron V. Walwyn.

The Director of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and her team will visit the Elmore Stoutt High School to register students for the programme during the week of November 6, 2017. Areas for the creative learning programme will include: martial arts, community service, podcasting, speech, drama, softball and baseball, flag football, basketball, information technology, academics, art, painting and dance.

3 Responses to “Inter Primary School Championships cancelled”

  • school children (03/11/2017, 22:23) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    We need a new education minister election please come fast
    • @ School Children (04/11/2017, 12:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He obeah and money long while the children suffer but every rope has an end
  • parent (04/11/2017, 06:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will transportation be provided for the ESHS students who enroll in the programme organized by The Director of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports to attend and after the programme?

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