Students excel in Atlantic Primary Schools Track & Field Championships
The athletic talents of scores of primary school students were on full display at the 56th Edition of the Atlantic National Primary Schools Track and Field Championships held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday.
Primary school students from all eight of the Education District Offices, including Tobago, participated in the competition.
Delivering the Feature Address at the Championships, Education Minister Anthony Garcia said sports is a vital aspect of the school curriculum, designed to teach students critical life skills creative thinking. He added that sports builds character and ensures that pupils work together to achieve a common goal.
“Sport is of extreme importance to all of us in the Ministry of Education. Sport finds an important part and plays an important role in our curriculum and whatever we do, it is always geared towards the benefit of our children and today’s activity certainly will help in building character, in assisting our students in creative thinking and ensuring that we learn to work together, as well as we learn to play together,” he said.
Minister Garcia also expressed gratitude to the many persons who helped to ensure the student-athletes were prepared for the Championships which is part of their overall education.
“I also want to thank all those persons who have been responsible for ensuring that our students meet the required standards, to the teachers, coaches and parents. We at the Ministry of Education are grateful for the contributions that you continue to make in the cause of education,” he said.
Acknowledging the country’s challenging economic circumstances, the Minister also thanked the corporate sponsor of the Championships, Atlantic, for its contributions.
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