SCHOOLS in Georgetown and the outlying regions have until tomorrow to register for this weekend’s Marian Academy Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Schools’ Relay Fair. The project, which is the brainchild of students using it as their Physical Education (PE) assessment during the 2017 examinations, will take place on Saturday at the Guyana Police Force ground, Eve Leary.
According to PE teacher Keith Smith, 16 schools have already confirmed their participation for the event, but those interested can still contact him at 675-5566 or 650 -2928.
“This is where we invite as many secondary schools as possible and it’s a relay championship. It’s not an ordinary championship,” he said, adding, “for children to pull off such a project for CSEC, it’s powerful.”
The project’s Competitions Director Jahleel Young told Chronicle Sport that initially, the plan was to have a volleyball tournament but after consultations the relay fair was decided on.
“This term we are really pulling a lot of the work; we were really behind but we’ve caught up to where we want to be,” He added.
Competition manager Sheniah Grant spoke of early issues but commented on how the group progressed, dubbing them ‘peas in a pod’.
“We didn’t get along at first but in order to get the work done we needed to hold one head and get all our priorities, brief everyone on what needs to be done in order to get where we want to go in terms of grades and CSEC projects,” added Grant.
Alyssa Persaud, the project’s competition secretary spoke of the logistics of the event, with assurance, “We’ve done multiple letters to the AAG judges, the Red Cross and all of them who are going to help in the success of the competition and we’ve also organised all the equipment that we needed to get.”
“What we are going to do on the day itself is try to get it broadcast on TV so people can see that a school is pulling off this event. We are also going to be livestreaming the event as it’s happening,” Leah Lachmansingh, the project’s Sport Journalist explained.
There will be three age classes of action; the U-14 which will feature 4x100m males and females as well as a 1500m boys medley and a 800m girls; while the U-16 and U-18 classes will have 4x100m and 4x400m for both boys and girls.
Trophies will be given to the top three overall schools as well as medals for individual race winners.
The event is sponsored by Digicel, Fly Jamaica, Sterling Products, Banks DIH, Da Silva’s, BEV processors, Mr Gabriel Lall, the Hardware Depot and the Maharaj family.
Admission for the 09:00-17:00hrs event is $100.