Wind­jam­mer Land­ing Villa Beach Re­sort Cel­e­brates 15 Years Of­fer­ing Schol­ar­ships to School­child­ren

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The im­por­tance of ed­u­ca­tion is now be­ing pro­moted and pri­ori­tised world­wide more than ever. Wind­jam­mer Land­ing Villa Beach Re­sort in St Lu­cia is aware of this and has been of­fer­ing schol­ar­ships for the last 15 years to chil­dren aged be­tween 11 and 13. The re­sort aims to en­sure that the re­cip­i­ents re­ceive the high qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion they de­serve.

Wind­jam­mer Land­ing is one of the few beach re­sorts in the world to pro­vide lo­cal chil­dren with a schol­ar­ship to en­hance their ed­u­ca­tion. This year, the re­sort will present 17 tal­ented chil­dren with bur­saries, aid­ing them to ex­cel fur­ther in their sec­ondary school ed­u­ca­tion.

Due to the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the schol­ar­ship, Wind­jam­mer Land­ing bases its se­lec­tion process on an ex­am­i­na­tion pass rate sys­tem. All chil­dren be­tween the ages of 11 and 13 are in­vited to sit the ‘End of Term Ex­am­i­na­tion’ af­ter which the stu­dents with the high­est marks are con­sid­ered for the schol­ar­ship. To en­sure that the stu­dents are ed­u­cated in a range of dis­ci­plines, the ex­am­i­na­tion com­prises sub­jects from the schools’ cur­ricu­lum in­clud­ing: English Lan­guage, Maths, Es­say Writ­ing and Com­pre­hen­sion. As an in­cen­tive, as well as a re­ward, Wind­jam­mer Land­ing pro­vides a schol­ar­ship grant of $1,000 an­nu­ally to the cho­sen chil­dren.

The schol­ar­ship pro­vides all of its re­cip­i­ents with the op­por­tu­nity for work ex­pe­ri­ence at the re­sort dur­ing their ten­ure. Upon com­ple­tion of the school pro­gramme, the schol­ar­ship also opens up a num­ber of ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for the chil­dren as they go on to work in var­i­ous in­dus­tries in­clud­ing medicine and hos­pi­tal­ity. Pre­vi­ous schol­ar­ship stu­dents have im­pressed Wind­jam­mer Land­ing Villa Beach Re­sort so much that they have been em­ployed to work at the re­sort.

Hugh Fon­tenelle, Hu­man Re­sources Di­rec­tor at Wind­jam­mer Land­ing Villa Beach Re­sort, com­mented: “It is an hon­our for us to as­sist these tal­ented young in­di­vid­u­als when re­ceiv­ing an ed­u­ca­tion which aids them in ful­fill­ing their dreams. By in­vest­ing in these chil­dren we are help­ing our com­mu­nity to which they con­trib­ute their in­valu­able skills and ser­vices. We are very proud of what our stu­dents have ac­com­plished so far and wish them all the suc­cess in the fu­ture.”

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