Lunchtime Concerts For Education Month

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Lunchtime concerts, which are a usual feature of Education Month, will be held again this year, giving students across the island an opportunity to showcase their talents. The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will host the series of lunchtime concerts every Wednesday in October on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.  They will be held under the …

Education Month Activities To Start October 1

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) will be marking Education Month in October with a number of activities around the theme: ‘Building Excellence in Education through STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). On Monday, October 1, the celebrations will get started with a church service at the Collymore Rock Church of the Nazarene, Collymore Rock, St. …

Lunch Time Concerts To Continue

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The schools’ lunch time concerts, which were held throughout Education Month, will continue next month. Concerts will be held on November 1, and 8, at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. Janes, and Speightstown Esplanade, St. Peter, respectively. An initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the concerts will showcase a variety of talent from schools across the …

Mental Maths Making A Comeback

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Efforts are on by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to promote Mental Maths in classrooms. This initiative was set in motion at the start of Education Month, when officials at the Ministry embarked on a competition for primary school students in class four. The school which wins this inaugural competition will receive the Mental Maths Challenge Shield …

Fourth Lunch Time Mall Concert

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Dome Mall, Warrens, St. Michael, is the venue for the fourth lunchtime concert scheduled for Wednesday, October 25. The show gets underway at 12:30 p.m. and members of the public are invited to lend support to students who will be singing and playing a number of instruments. Among the schools expected on stage are: Springer Memorial Secondary, People’s Cathedral; Blackman …

Attitudinal Workshops To Aid STEPS

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of the activities to mark Education Month, The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will hold a two-day workshop on Attitudinal Change for teachers. The sessions will be held at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College from Wednesday, October 11 to Thursday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. A key aim of the workshop is …

Focus On Autism For Education Month

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Concerned about the level of autism in Barbados, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is continuing to place emphasis on training and educating teachers about the disorder and effective ways to identify, manage and work with autistic children in the system. To this end, the Ministry has scheduled two workshops during Education Month to address related issues. The …

Quality Education Comes With Collaboration

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Quality education comes with collaboration says Chief Education Officer, Karen Best. Addressing the church service at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall to mark the official start of Education Month, she said: “The foundation for quality education is not built in the classroom alone, it is a collaborative effort of the school, home, church, civil society, many who are represented …