LJPLIJV'ING ADOLESCENTS PROJECT
Sub-Grantee: Project Title:
Sam Sharpe Teachers' College
Sam Sharpe Centre for Child and Adolescent Development
Status Update: The many and varied activities ofthe prgect continued this quarter. Classes were held in Reading. Guidance and Counseling. Home Management.Art & Craft. Social Studies. Food 8 Nutrition, Mathematics. English. Science. InformationTechnology and of course. Music and Marching Band. 5tudents continue to show commendable progress. with many recently meriting promotion, consequent to the tests administered.
Guidance and Counseling sessions have covered topics such as Sexually Transmifted Infections, Personal H)g'rene. Importance of Loving Others, and Peace and Love in Schools. The parricipants are usually given the opportunity in these sessions to express themselves freely, and t o demonstrate how they con transfer knowledge gained in one academic class t o another and t o life in general.. Home management has included sessions on meal planning and preparation, use of the metric system and caring for the home.
Emdents in the Art & Croft classes are a t the stage where they can independently make garments and sofr toys for the market. The leather crafr class was put on hold in February due t o inadequacy of space t o hold these classes. Other activities of the A r t s & Craft classes have included tie 6 dye. and printing. Civics, responsibilities of citizens and National Heroes have been covered in the Social Studies classes. Once weekly Information Technology classes have attracted a regular attendance of between 18 and 20 students. Despite the limited facilities. the classes, which are divided by ability and aptitude, have proceeded well. 4 older students will be targeted for the CXC technical proficiency exam in June 2001.
The Marching Band continues t o gain plaudits for its performances. The band director has added rap sessions and games.jazz instrumentation,drilling, and music theory t o the activities. 4 members will write the Royai Schools of Music exams in November.
Quarterly Report Status Summary