Denbigh High takes Outstanding Child Researcher of the Year
Rashida Byfield, 17-year old student of Denbigh High School took home the prize for Outstanding Caribbean Child Researcher 2013 at the Caribbean Child Research Conference, November 7th. Her research project, An Investigative Study of the ‘Sugar Daddy/Sugar Baby’ Phenomenon among Girls Aged 16-17 Years in a Rural high School in Jamaica, won her the prize ahead of 9 other presenters from schools across the island. Rashida also took home prizes for best methodology, Best Written Paper and Best Oral Presentation.
The other presentations were:
An Investigation on the Causes and Effects of Child Abuse in the Community of Barbican – Rohan Smellie, St. Joseph’s High School
Where are our Missing Children? – Chris Ann Ottey, Dunoon Technical High
Investigating Child Abuse Among a Group of Rural Jamaican Children – Shanara Bennett, McGrath High
Constant Absence from School and Behavioural Issues – Christena Richards, Glenmuir High
The Role of the Child Development Agency in the Protection of Children in Jamaica – Johdiann Hartley, McGrath High
The Input of 5th Form Students in Decision-making at Home – Samantha Folkes, Glenmuir High
Children in State Care: For Better or For Worse? – Britney Bennett, Ferncourt High
Violence Among Children – Who is Responsible? - Amoya Miller, Balaclava High
Children Who Labour in the Streets of May Pen – Jhanelle Hayman, Glenmuir High.