Students with representatives of GEBE’s power plant.
CAY BAY–St. Maarten Academy Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education (PSVE) section second form students visited GEBE’s power plant from October 29 to November 1, for 1½ hours each day as part of their annual learning experience at the power plant.
The field trips were organised to expose the school’s students to practical experience of how electricity is produced. The trips were coordinated under the leadership of Claude Amsterdam of the PSVE Science Department Technical Science Division.
“This is an important practical aspect of the technical science curriculum,” the school said in a press release on Tuesday.
Technical Administration Supervisor Yannick Hodge explained to students during this learning experience the process by which electricity is produced. He also encouraged students to ardently pursue their academic studies so that on completion some would be able to return to GEBE to apply for jobs.
Academy PSVE’s board, principal, staff and students thanked the management of GEBE for making the annual tours possible, especially GEBE Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kenrick Chittick, who aided the school in organising the tours from its inception in 2011. The school also thanked Amsterdam, Kenard Woolery and Richard Tjin Asjoe who coordinated the busing of students on the field trip, and staff who supervised while the students were on tour beyond their 12:00noon instructional shift at the school.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82445-psve-students-learn-about-electricity-at-power-plant