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KSAC donates GSAT texts to Rollington Town Primary School

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM
BROWN BURKE

Alessandro Boyd, Gleaner Writer

Grade six students of the Rollington Town Primary School in Kingston were in a joyous mood yesterday as they received much-needed textbooks from Kingston Mayor Angela Brown Burke.

The presentation was made yesterday at a ceremony on the school grounds.

"We helped some of the children by making a contribution of 30 sets of textbooks, so each student has five. These books cover all the subjects that students sit at the GSAT (Grade Six Achievement Test) level and the idea is to help them prepare well for GSAT," Brown Burke, who is the head of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), told The Gleaner.

"This is the first year we are doing this, and we are making the donations to two schools. We intend to build upon this, as we believe that it is a good venture, and then move forward from there," she continued.

Dr Margaret Bailey, principal of the school, lauded the mayor for the contribution.

"This donation was very important because we know the challenges that the parents face in purchasing these books," she said.

"These are very good books and we are very appreciative. I know the children will make the best use of them," Bailey added.

Janoye Somers, a grade six student, was also grateful for the donation, saying it would go a far way in assisting him in his studies.