Monday, April 3, 2006 The National Stadium in Vieux Fort came to on
Friday March 31st with the successful staging of the 2006 Inter-Secondary
Schools Athletic Championships. The sports meet which is the premier event on
the annual calendar of schools' sports was held among 19 secondary schools and
three senior primary schools.
Addressing the large crowd ahead of the first athletic event, Minister for
Education, Human Resource Development, Youth and Sports Honourable Mario Michel
expressed the hope that the championships would help in selecting a formidable
We will have some new records established and some new stars emerging out of
this tournament to represent Saint Lucia in the Windward Islands Championships,
which will take place right here in St. Lucia this year, the minister said.
The Inter-Secondary Schools Athletic Championships was sponsored by the Bank of
St. Lucia, to the tune of some EC $30,000. Senior Manager of Bank of St. Lucia
Anderson Lake said supporting activities of this nature for the company is a
As part of our responsibility to develop our nation, we are concentrating on
three areas: supporting education and literacy-especially financial literacy,
supporting youth development-particularly vocational and technical education and
sports, Mr. Lake said.
The Vieux-Fort Comprehensive School, which had the largest spectator support
emerged winners of the championships receiving gold medals in many events and
silver and bronze medals in several others. The Piaye Secondary, St. Joseph
Convent, Saint Mary's College and Soufriere Comprehensive schools, were their