Twelve George Town Primary students have completed the Positive Intervention Now program.
Premier Alden McLaughlin presented Danielle Bryan with the Overall Student Award at a ceremony to celebrate the program at St. George’s Anglican Church on Thursday night.
PIN is an afterschool intervention program for Year 6 students from George Town Primary, which is in the catchment area of the church. The goal of the program is to help children successfully transition from primary to middle school.
According to a press release issued by the Premier’s Office, students are identified for the program by the school’s principal and counsellor for intervention.
“The pupils receive attention, instruction, guidance and positive reinforcement to help them gain the skills, knowledge and motivation they need to fulfil their potential,” the statement said.
The program runs three afternoons per week at the church and involves volunteers from the church, businesses and community working with students in areas ranging from academics to the arts, etiquette and spiritual and character development.
“The aim is to help the children discover new interests by exposing them to a variety of areas including social, cultural, historical, environmental and technical.
“Parents also commit to participate in parenting sessions aimed at further enhancing parental skills and support,” the statement continued.
At Thursday’s ceremony, Premier McLaughlin also received a certificate, along with other sponsors and volunteers, for his work with the students over several years.
The next PIN program begins in October. Those who would like to volunteer or make donations can call 926-1511 or 916-8522 or email [email protected]