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blink I bmobile Foundation helps athletes from North Coast Primary Schools reach for gold

Caption: Under seven victor and victrix ludorum respectively – Mikhi Dyer of Toco AC and Akymba Bruno of Cumana SDA

The North Coast gained new fame last year when Toco’s Keshorn Walcott brought home gold after 2012’s London Olympics. To the residents of this region, the good fortune of their young star was not a surprise since for almost three decades this community has been nurturing their athletes from the time they enter primary school for the world stage.

The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the North Eastern Education Division and the blink I bmobile Foundation recently hosted the 28th North Coast Primary School Games at the Toco Secondary School. Fifteen schools went up against each other in march past which was judged in two categories – small and large schools while over four hundred children competed in approximately forty-two field events and twenty-four track events.

The North Coast Primary School Games has been a staple on the calendar events for TSTT since its inception and this year was no different. Through the blink I bmobile Foundation, full support and endorsement was yet again given to this project. According to Camille Salandy – Head of Public Relations and External Affairs, “We have watched this event grow and reap invaluable benefits each year as the children display such heart and enthusiasm when they participate.. The positive impact sports has on the development of our youth is unquestionable and blink I bmobile continues to be committed to doing our part to encourage this type of growth.”

The students displayed excellent coordination and team work for the march past with choreographed formations playing a major part of their presentations. The judges had no small feat in deciding the winners. . After a long deliberation Grand Riviere AC Primary School was named Champion Small School while Toco AC took home the trophy for Champion Large School in the march past competition.

The day was filled with lots of close calls, friendly rivalry and nonstop excitement. The young athletes gave it their all, making their schools and supporters proud. All the athletes left the event feeling accomplished. The winning primary school was Toco AC followed by Salybia Government and Matelot RC respectively.

At the event Harold Suepaul, School Supervisor II for the North Eastern District remarked that “This event is multifaceted and reflects the psychomotor, affective and cognitive development of the students. They are also able to learn the importance of goal setting and project implementation. When they go out into the world the lessons they learn here will help them reach for gold. The longstanding relationship that has been built between the communities of the North Coast and blink I bmobile is very heartening. The company understands our vision and their constant support continues to help us get our children ready.”

blink I bmobile congratulates all of the schools and students who took part in this year’s North Coast Primary School Games. The high level of sportsmanship and talent displayed by the athletes guarantees the future success of the nation’s youth internationally. Commendation must also be given to the Ministry of Education and the North Eastern Education District for their unwavering dedication over the years to ensuring that this event is a success.