After a one-year hiatus, the St. George’s University Knowledge Bowl will resume in 2020 with a total of fifteen secondary schools down for participation in the 14th season of the competition.
The SGU and the Grenada Cooperative Bank are the joint main sponsors of the competition
At an official launch last week Thursday, Co-op Bank’s Business Development Officer Melissa Jones- Gittens said that the bank has been associated with S.G.U Knowledge Bowl from its inception and is very pleased to resume its support to the competition after the one-year beak in 2018.
“We understand the importance of the competition to the learning growth and development of all and while being excited and fulfilled, it is necessary to unify students, teachers, organizers and families,” she stated.
According to Gittens, for Co-op Bank, the communities are its homes and as such the institution will remain committed to its community outreach program, built on the four pillars of sports, culture & the performing arts, environment and education.
She continued that S.G.U Knowledge Bowl has been crucial in preparing students for exams, while at the same time allowing them opportunities to develop competency such as teamwork, endurance, determination, time management and discipline among others.
She impressed upon the participating students that during the competition they must be alert and have keen ears, as sometimes they may need to challenge the response by their opponents. She noted that competing schools should never take another school/ team for granted. “Everyone is a shining star in his or her own right. The team that will eventually walk away with the title will be the one that has effectively marred solid preparation with strategy”.
On behalf of the bank, Gittens extended best wishes to every student and team as the 2020 competition kicked off a “journey toward success”.
Knowledge Bowl producer – Samantha Ince-John in her remarks stated that after the one-year hiatus they are thrilled with the resumption of the competition and pleased to have fifteen schools in participation for 2020.
The competition was developed to encourage and facilitate healthy academic exchange between third, fourth & fifth form students and over the years, Knowledge Bowl is being seen as a great educational benefit. Mrs. Ince-John said not only do the five team-members benefit, but also the wider student body benefits as well as the viewers at home who follow along. each week of the competition.
With the S.G.U and the Grenada Co-operative Bank being the two primary partners in the production, the corporate support of FLOW has been integral as well as the contribution of other sponsors such as Glenelg & George F. Huggins, Grenada Ltd that has made the competition possible throughout the years.