The San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) embarked on a project to acquire and implement a new system of teaching; moving away from the chalk board, which has proven hazardous to some students in terms of allergies; to a white board system. In order for this project to become a reality, funding is needed – funding that is not readily available to the SPRCS. Teachers have found a way to raise funds: A Mundialito Tournament. Students get to play sports, while benefitting from discipline and lessons learned on the field.

One of the organizers of SPRCS Mundialito Tournament, Mr. Kenny spoke to The San Pedro Sun; “On the weekends, a lot of time our students don’t really have lots of constructive things to do. The Mundialito will serve to encourage sportsmanship, healthy habits – exercise and pretty much keep the children off the streets, while raising some funds for our white board project.”

Students from all classes are divided into four divisions. Students from Infant 1 and 2 competed in (Div 1), Standards 1 & 2 (Div 2); Std. 3 & 4 (Div 3); and Standards 5 & 6 (Div 4). Each division comprises of three to four teams competing. Each team represents a different country. Countries being represented include Belize, Brazil, Netherlands, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, countries from the Caribbean, Europe, United States, England and Norway to mention a few.

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