The National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) whose patron is the President of Trinidad and Tobago wins Commonwealth Class team competition.

The Commonwealth Class team competition involved 10 teams of 15 schools each from different Commonwealth countries. Teams worked collaboratively on monthly curriculum tasks based on life in the Commonwealth and its values. The competition connected young people from across the Commonwealth. Students were able to share their experiences and learn about the Commonwealth values in the build-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Project themes were: A Day in the Life of a Student, Commonwealth Flags, Diversity in Food and Culture, Leadership and Student Councils, and finally What We Learned from Being Part of Commonwealth Class. The winning “team” of schools won the chance for representatives, pupils and teachers, from each school to travel to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The winning team consisted of schools from: Trinidad and Tobago, England, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria, Canada and Australia.

When asked about their experiences as competition winners in Glasgow, the Trinidad and Tobago natives had positive things to share.

Visiting the 2014 Games in Glasgow has been an astonishing experience. No words can truly describe this occurrence. One moment that stood out the most to me was the opening ceremony, everything was perfect, it was so surreal. I am truly thankful to have been part of this team. Love you guys.”

Kahaya Sooklalsingh, NCPD teacher.

This experience was amazing! I would never forget any part of it. I love the fact that I got to experience a new culture and also meeting people from all over the world. I can say I came back with an addition of twenty new family members.”

Mariana Revenales, NCPD student.

Please also Follow our winner's journey at the Commonwealth Games.

The results are in! Our Commonwealth Class survey has been published.

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