SEA Students unwind with bmobile
“Finally, it’s over!” This was the collective sigh of relief expressed by scores of students that bmobile and treated to a SEA Brain Cooler at three locations in Trinidad and Tobago following the Secondary Assessment Examination on Thursday afternoon.
In Trinidad, the students were treated to free cups, drinks and popcorn at Caribbean Cinemas in Trincity and at C3 in San Fernando. In Tobago bmobile partnered with Rouge Restaurant located at Shirvan Road, Tobago to host students from
Buccoo Government, St. Nicholas Private Primary and Signal Hill Primary among others.
Marketing and Events Coordinator bmobile Tobago Operations Jamilla Warrick explained that it was important for parents and children to share in the memory of this moment in their lives. “Coming together and celebrating the effort and sacrifices of the students and parents also fills us with optimism for Tobago’s future. Children see at an early age that hard work has its rewards and we want to encourage them to cherish that kind of work ethic.” Warrick said that facilitating something like this with a like-minded partner in Rouge restaurant was a great collaboration.
CEO of Rouge, Jean Pierre Tardieu says that support for the initiative was born out of his organization’s recognition of the importance and the need to contribute and give back to communities. “We have seen how hard our students worked in preparing for this exam and we agreed it would be a great idea to treat them for all their efforts toward improving themselves.” Tardieu says he was pleased to collaborate with bmobile and shared the view that meaningful partnerships geared toward youth development and more community involvement was important.
The kids thoroughly enjoyed the bmobile kids zone inclusive of PS4 virtual gaming, bean bag toss, photo station and drink cups. Additionally, four lucky parents had the chance to win vouchers totaling $500.00, each going towards the purchase of back to school books and school supplies for their children.
The students, some accompanied by parent and teachers, were tentative as they entered the restaurant, but that quickly gave way to excitement as they saw what was in store to celebrate them. Their eyes lit up as they met up with friends and sat excitedly discussing their day and getting through the exams.
Student of the St. Nicholas Private Primary School Anhais Lewis said she watched television the night before the exams as a way to relax. She was confident in her abilities and preparation and now she was looking forward to travelling with her mother and enjoying the next few months. More immediately she was happy to have fun with friends at the Kids Zone.
Another student, Aaron Apricio of the Buccoo Government Primary school said he revised a lot to prepare for the exams and now that it is over, “I am just here to have loads of funs with my friends and focus on enjoying my freedom.”
As well Zhenyang Ou of the Signal Hill Government Primary school said he was most thrilled to be at the Kids Zone, given that he felt he did well at the exams.
He said “I plan to have plenty fun with my friends but I still intend to study from time to time.”
Celebrations continued, children mingled and relieved parents looked on as the games, food and other entertainment kept them occupied for about three hours. bmobile also gave out four vouchers worth $500.00 each to some lucky parents whose names were randomly chosen: Ann Marie Joefiled, Cecil Springer, Cherisse hector-Trim and Michael Ramjettan.