Lodge School tops speak-off

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Environment -

The Lodge School emerged win­ners of the fourth edi­tion of the Co-op­er­a­tors Gen­eral In­sur­ance Speak Off.

Ten fi­nal­ists took to the stu­dios of the Caribbean Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion on Novem­ber 21 to ad­dress the topic What Steps Can Be Taken By Road Users To Pre­vent Ve­hic­u­lar Ac­ci­dents? . . . Drivers, Pedes­tri­ans, Mo­tor­cy­clists And Bi­cy­clists.

The top five were Makaila Milling­ton of the Lodge School, Shonta Rock of the Lodge School, Ron­dela Boyce of the Fred­er­ick Smith Sec­ondary School, Aza­liah Mas­coll of Co­leridge & Parry and Sha­mona For­rester of Har­ri­son Col­lege.

Minister in the Min­istry Of Trans­port, Works & Main­te­nance Peter Phillips at­tended, as well as the pres­i­dent of the Bar­ba­dos Road Safety As­so­ci­a­tion, Shar­mane Roland Bowen, and Sergeant Seib­ert Johnson.

Ch­eryl Forde, mar­ket­ing and hu­man re­sources man­ager at Co-op­er­a­tors Gen­eral In­sur­ance, said she was very im­pressed with the pre­sen­ta­tions of the stu­dents who had done their re­search on the topic and seemed to en­joy pre­sent­ing it.

Forde said that by us­ing the topic, Co-op­er­a­tors Gen­eral was ed­u­cat­ing the youth about road safety and at the same time af­ford­ing the stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to show­case and de­velop their pre­sen­ta­tion and re­search skills.

The or­gan­is­ers re­ported that judges had a dif­fi­cult job de­ter­min­ing the place­ment in the keenly con­tested com­pe­ti­tion.

(Pic­ture by Ken­more By­noe.)

From left: sec­ond-placed Shonta Rock of the Lodge School; Minister in the Min­istry of Trans­port, Works & Main­te­nance Peter Phillips; win­ner Makaila Milling­ton of the Lodge School; gen­eral man­ager of Co­op­er­a­tors Gen­eral In­sur­ance An­ton Lovell; and third-placed Ron­dela Boyce of the Fred­er­ick Smith Sec­ondary School.

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