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John A. Cumber primary students show off achievements

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School students are showing off their art and science skills to each other and the public.

This week’s Display Day brought out the best in art and science projects designed to encourage creativity and critical thinking ability in students ranging from year one up to year six.

School administrators told Cayman 27 in an age of standardised testing, events like this shine a light on some of the life skills that aren’t easily quantifiable on a report card.

“As much as the academics are important, we also look at developing other skills, social skills, skills that are life skills in many ways,” said Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Deputy Principal Steve Coles. “We deem success as whether or not they can transfer those to real life.”

The students themselves say the forum helps chart their development as they advance through the primary school year by year.

“I think I’ve made a lot of progress through the years of school I’ve been in,” said year five student Erin Bush. “If you stop learning you won’t achieve anything, and if you keep learning, then you’ll achieve lots.”

“It was scary at first but we developed ourselves, learned more, and we made it more technical and harder to do in order for better presentation,” added year six student Nathaniel Hurlston Anderson.

The students are already pushing beyond their current achievements. The shool will showcase their work one more time to end the school year.

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