Over Thirty Girls Take Part In IBM STEM Camp

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Over 30 teenage girls from secondary schools across the island recently took part in the IBM’s three-day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Camp, held at the 3Ws Oval, University of the West Indies. The camp was a partnership between IBM, Rotary Barbados, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, and the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, through the National …

Sam Lord’s Castle Solar Sprint Challenge

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Several of this island’s secondary school students are preparing to design and build model solar cars for an upcoming race. Dubbed the Sam Lord’s Castle Solar Sprint Challenge, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative was recently launched in the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.’s Old Town Hall office in Bridgetown. The competition also aims to promote the building of sustainability …

Husbands: Technology Is Not A Substitute

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Teachers have been told that as valuable and critical as technology is, it cannot replace the preparation and work which they are expected to put into the classroom. This was expressed today by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education,  Senator Harry Husbands, as he thanked Aldas, a newly authorised Apple reseller in the USA, and the Montclair Kimberley Academy, …

Kits To Aid With Ministry’s STEM Programme

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Education Minister, Ronald Jones, has lauded the philanthropic efforts of British company Morphun Education, which today donated 72 kindergarten construction kits and 72 primary school level construction kits to his Ministry’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programme. The presentation, which took place this morning in the Ministry’s conference room at the Elsie Payne Complex, was part of an initiative …

Many Events Planned For BNC 2016

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

When the Barbados Network Consultation (BNC), 4th Diaspora Conference is hosted here from July 31 to August 5, attendees will have much to look forward to. Under the theme: One Nation, One Family – Celebrating 50 Years of Independence – Shaping Global Citizens, most events will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael …