All aboard for Kingston College

Melaine Warren

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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THE Halls of Learning team, last Friday, made their eighth stop on their Lego Yuh Mind school tour. This time they were graced with a visit from the Sir Patrick Allen, Governor-General Of Jamaica, where he interacted with the team and the students of Kingston College (KC).

The Lego Yuh Mind Day series is proudly endorsed by the office of the Governor-General's 'I Believe Initiative', which is committed to "developing the potential of Jamaicans so they can achieve their personal objectives, then positively help others and Jamaica at large".

The attentiveness of the boys of Kingston College was apparent throughout the various activities. The aura at the Melbourne Campus was one of sheer excitement and one could hardly miss the zeal of the students.

Second form student, Julian Wright, engrossed in building his team robot, gave TEENage a few words about his experience.

"It's a good workshop because it gives us an opportunity to learn about robots. I'm glad I was invited and seeing that it is so interesting, I will probably pursue a career in it," he said.

"I've always wanted to be an aviation engineer but this could be another option," he explained.

Tamra Waul-Douglas from the PanCaribbean Financial Services, the first sponsor to come on board, shared her delight in being a part of such an initiative.

"We thought it was a good project because it's good team building when you're putting them into groups and watch them take specific turns to allow them to see what they're good at," she stated.

"When you see such a young person doing such a thing it's great, because here at Pan Caribbean, we think this is a great place to start with the youths," she added.

Next stop on the tour will be Holy Trinity High.

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