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Peta-Ann set to conquer language arts challenge

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2012
Peta-Ann Gentles

Sheena Gayle, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

WITH HER sights set on Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, St James, 11-year-old Peta-Ann Gentles has only one obstacle keeping her from a perfect score in her upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Language arts is the challenge young Peta-Ann is studying hard to overcome and her extra lessons activities are testament of her pursuits.

"I want to go to Herbert Morrison, because I love their academic, vocational and sports programme, so it would make me a more rounded student, so that is where my heart is," Peta-Ann said.

lots of hard work

She attends Chetwood Primary School in Montego Bay, and as much as the culture of excellence exists at her institution, this young St James resident intends to work even harder.

"I have to work very hard for a place at the school of my choice. It is not something that is handed to you, and I have started to put in the work," she said. "It is important for me to do well in my GSAT, but it takes a lot of work."

Her study plan includes extra lessons after school, daily reviews of notes administered in class and seeking the help of her older sister and mother.

This plan, Peta-Ann explained, works well for her studies in language arts.

As part of her preparation, she has to put television and playtime on hold, as she devotes her time to do studies.

sheena.gayle@gleanerjm.com