Freshly crowned Miss Samoa added excitement to the Patamea Primary School students, by making an appearance at the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture, literacy week.
Miss Fonoifafo McFarland Seumanu was at the opening of the MESC four day programme of learning activities for literacy, numeracy and science or SSILNaS.
The students travelled from Savai’i to represent the school in the quiz and story writing competition, of the annual activities to highlight this key sector in education.
Miss Samoa started her year long reign last weekend by attending the education annual event as one of her first official duties.
Principal of Patamea Primary School, Ms. A’ea Tu’uau Alatimu, was stoked by the inspirational remarks by the beauty queen for the students and teachers as well.
“We are honored to meet our newly crowned Miss Samoa,” the school principal said.
“ We have no words to explain how happy we are with this rare opportunity to meet and hear her inspirational words.
“She has indeed motivated our girls to keep up with school, do well and enjoy learning.”
Four students from Patamea Primary School according to Alatimu are prepared this week to face their tough opponents at the MESC competition.
“My students are ready to participate and it is wonderful to be here in this competition, to be able to meet other students from other schools.
“ It is also an opportunity for our kids to learn from this program and also to pick up some other important information from different activities as well.”
Patamea Primary School has a school roll of 146 kids with 7 teachers. Only Principal Alatimu is accompanying the students to the MESC annual SSILNaS.