IN an effort to push their mental boundaries in preparation for the Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination, a group of Suva Grammar School students have opted to camp at the school hall.
The 47 Form Six students, inclusive of five females, have taken ownership of their education and along with the school's Parents and Teachers Association fundraised for money to pay for their extra classes.
SGS principal Waisake Vuliravatu said the school had a tradition of organising remedial classes for the students but said this year, students were actively involved in fundraising for their tutor teachers at the school.
"Some forms have organised dinners with their PTAs and we currently have a group of Form Six students who are camping in the hall and taking extra classes to get them ready for the FSLC," Mr Vuliravatu said.
"This is the second week they are camping. They had the first camp prior to the annual exams and they are now camping again."
He said the school as a whole had set targets for itself in terms of the pass rates they wanted to achieve for this school year.
"We are not happy with where we are and we are always looking to improve on this, and this year we have set ourselves a target of 80 per cent passes in all our forms."
According to the Ministry of Education, the percentage pass rate for FSLC schools in 2012 was 66.5 per cent.
The FSLC will begin on November 5 and ends on November 18.