(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 1, 2018: The Nevis Performing Arts Centre was the venue for the finals of the 2nd Annual National Junior Science Quiz Finals on Tuesday 30th January. This year’s grand finale was between four schools, The Basseterre High, Cayon High, Charles E. Mills Secondary and the Charlestown Secondary schools. At the end of the contest, the Basseterre High School emerged the winner and Charlestown Secondary took second place. Nine (9) schools from around the Federation participated in keenly contested zonal rounds of competition, with the winner from each zone advancing to the finals. The National Junior Science Quiz is a flagship project coordinated by the Curriculum Development Unit in the Ministry of Education. The objective of the competition is to promote the study of science and help students hone a healthy academic rivalry amongst the high schools.
Designed mainly for students in first and second forms, the competition has, “impacted positively on the students,” stated Mrs. Palsy Wilkin, Principal EducationOfficer in the Department of Education on Nevis. Mrs. Wilkin was present to distribute the awards and prizes.
Also present at the event was Mr. Olston Strawn, Science Coordinator and Acting Director at the Curriculum Development Unit.