Homework buddy programme launched at Victor Scott Primary
A pilot programme aimed at helping students launched yesterday afternoon at Victor Scott Primary School.
The Homework Buddy Programme was organised by David Bascome’s Hope4Life Foundation and funded by Gibbons Company.
It will allow teaching staff to help primary students with their homework two nights a week.
Sign-up for the programme started last week, school principal Valerie Williams said. “We’re looking to have 25 to 30 students, but not all the spaces are filled right now,” she said.
The programme, which was formally announced earlier this month, is intended to help students complete their homework in a healthy environment, away from negative influences.
Volunteers from St Paul AME Church have provided homework assistance two nights a week. The new programme means that homework assistance will be available twice as often.
Ms Williams said she was thrilled that Victor Scott was selected as the location for the pilot programme.
“We are very excited. Extremely excited. We really want as much outside help from the community as possible,” she said.
“Sometimes just seeing another face the children appreciate that other people see their worth.”