Five students and two teachers from St. John’s Academy in Portsmouth are presently in Toronto, Canada for a three-week exchange program at Lakeshore Catholic High School
During the program there will be a strong focus on the sciences giving students a chance to utilize advanced laboratory facilities.
Resident teachers at Lakeshore have already commented that the students are ahead of students in their age group in subjects such as Chemistry.
Students are expected to blend fully into their new environment and have also been provided with school uniforms.
This initiative reflects one of the objectives of St. John’s Academy, which is to seek to establish a twinning program with schools outside Dominica.
It is hoped that such exchanges will be conducted annually by form students during the second term of the school year.
The school is presently working on establishing similar twinning programs with schools in the U.S, France and England.
Principal of St. John’s Academy Dr. Juliana Magloire stated : “The experience will be wonderful for the students which will give them an awakening as to the realities of education institutions outside of Dominica,” principle of St. John’s Dr. Juliana Magloire said.
Students, all from Form Four, are set to return home on May 12 and have expressed their excitement brought about by this opportunity.