Pembroke Hall Primary gets financial boost
First Global Bank (FGB), having included Pembroke Hall Primary in its Music, Perfect-Pitch for A Sound Education programme three years ago, has further assisted the school with a $150,000 cash prize, which the students won recently in the FGB Master Mind Quiz Competition.
The administration of the Pembroke Hall Primary School in St Andrew has been struggling for the past five years to construct a much-needed multipurpose auditorium. Through fundraising efforts, construction is advanced, but they are a long way from completion and are in need of financial assistance.
Principal Norma McNeil said the funds would be used towards the purchasing and installation of either the windows or the doors. "We are confident the money will get us somewhere. We are truly grateful to FGB for this donation," McNeil remarked.
Stating that the music programme has significantly helped with the students numeracy and literacy development, McNeil commended them on emerging winners in the Kingston and St Andrew quiz category. "First Global Bank is doing a great job in Jamaica and we urge them to continue," McNeil added.
Meanwhile, teacher Veronica Green, who has the responsible of ensuring that the grades three and four students' numeracy and literacy competence is raised to acceptable standards to enter the competition said, "The journey was challenging but rewarding, as it also boosted self-confidence among students. The programme has helped students to better grasp concepts and transfer their knowledge well," Green added.
GraceKennedy Financial Group's corporate communications officer,
Sheraine Campbell (left), and assistant corporate communications manager
Laeila Nicholson (second left), with administrators of the Pembroke
Hall Primary School (back row, from third left), Verona
Porteous-Fletcher; Natalie Henry, vice-president, parent teachers
association; Veronica Green, teacher; Novelette Howell, school board
chairman and principal Norma McNeil, display the cheque valued at
$150,000. With them are students who participated in the Master Mind
Quiz Competition (from left): Damani Knight; Joel Ferron; Khadijah
Bailey; Justin-Marc Coley and Romaine Roberts. -Contributed Photo