First Global Bank continues music programme for students
Numeracy and literacy skills are certain to improve at the grade-three level at Farm Primary and Junior High School and Infant Department in Green Pond, St James, with the introduction of the Music - Perfect Pitch for a Sound Education Programme.
The programme, which uses music as a tool to stimulate the learning process, is the collaborative effort of First Global Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
The financial institution donated a share of $500,000 in musical instruments to the school last Friday. These instruments ranged from guitars, tambourines, flutes to drums and keyboard, among others.
Courtney Wilson, First Global Bank's assistant vice-president, Western Region, said he is expecting Farm Primary to produce the same level of excellence as other schools across the island in which the programme has been launched. Bickersteth Primary and John Rollins Success Primary in St James are also involved in the programme, making it 12 schools in the parishes of St James, Manchester and Kingston.
Courtney Wilson (third left), First global Bank 's assistant vice-president, Western Region, makes the donation of musical instruments to Victor Newsome (third right), principal of Farm Primary and Junior High School and Infant Department. Looking on are some grade-three students and other school officials, including Pauline Reid (left), vice-prinicpal; Patricia Haughton (second left), education officer; Claudine Spence (second right); and Gillian Brown-Williams (right). - contributed photos.