ST. MARY’S COL­LEGE RE­CEIVES SMART GIFT

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On Tues­day 19th Jan­uary, 2016 St. Mary’s Col­lege re­ceived a timely gift that is ex­pected to en­hance learn­ing at the rep­utable in­sti­tu­tion. Lee­vie Herelle, a past stu­dent and chair­per­son of the school’s 125th An­niver­sary Legacy Fund, pre­sented the prin­ci­pal, staff and stu­dents with a 42 inch Smart TV made pos­si­ble through the as­sis­tance of Courts.

Ac­cord­ing to Herelle, the gift is in keep­ing with a new era whereby education and teach­ing uti­lizes tech­nol­ogy to in­ter­face more with stu­dents and cer­tainly to en­hance teach­ing.

“The role of the teacher is no longer seen as sim­ply a repos­i­tory of all knowl­edge but as a fa­cil­i­ta­tor to in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing. And so rec­og­niz­ing this, we thought that as one of the lead­ing in­sti­tu­tions of learn­ing here, the teach­ing at St. Mary’s should not be static but as ac­tive and in­ter­ac­tive as pos­si­ble, hence the rea­son for the do­na­tion,” Herelle said.

With young per­sons’ nat­u­ral ten­dency to grav­i­tate to tech­nol­ogy th­ese days he ex­pects that the Smart TV will be­come quite use­ful and ef­fec­tive as a teach­ing aid.

Rohan Seon, prin­ci­pal of St. Mary’s Col­lege, ex­pressed

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