I never had a doubt – fourth placed CPEA performer
Ashlyn Francis never had a doubt that she would perform exceptionally well in the Caribbean Exit Primary Assessment (CPEA) exam.
âIt feels wonderful because knowing that you can do something once you put your mind to it, which says that nothing is impossible, it is just challenging,â Ashlyn told SEARCHLIGHT yesterday at her school, the St Maryâs Roman Catholic School.
She tied for fourth place overall with Keanu Child of the Georgetown Government School with an average of 97.20 per cent. Ashlyn placed third for girls.
The 11-year-old Calliaqua resident said her performance in the CPEA exam is a result of hard work and determination throughout her primary school life.
âIâve always been working consistently, I never stopped even when I went to St Lucia, I did Form one work. I kept on doing past papers â¦ I just kept on working. I was always hard working, I kept on challenging myself,â Ashlyn explained.
She said that during her preparation for the exam she had to give up her electronic devices to make more room for educational material.
Ashlyn plans to attend the St Vincent Girlsâ High School in September.
She is the daughter of Janine Francis, a teacher at the St Josephâs Convent Marriaqua and Ashton Francis, a priest at the St Paulâs Anglican Church, Calliaqua.
Ashlyn said she would like to become a âhighly intelligentâ doctor in the future. She explained that a âhighly intelligentâ doctor is one who works to build peopleâs immunity from diseases.
âSo while being a highly intelligent doctor, you are saving lives and youâre a scientist as well.â(CM)