Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ronald Jones has once again called on Barbadians to embrace the spirit of volunteerism.

Speaking at the awards ceremony of the Barbados Road Safety Association’s Schools Competition, Mr. Jones urged teachers and the wider public to become more involved in worthy causes.

"Let’s get involved in spreading the message of road safety… We need more volunteers in this country," he stressed.

Commending the Association and its stalwarts for their longstanding commitment in the area of road safety, Minister Jones highlighted the importance of the involvement of schools in the enlightenment process.

"In our schools, students are taught about many aspects of how to use the roads. What you instill now will benefit the whole society in the future and these children grow to become responsible road users," he pointed out.

Students from various primary schools were in attendance at this morning’s ceremony, including representatives from The Rock Christian School, Government Hill Nursery School, People’s Cathedral Primary School, St George Primary School, Eagle Hall Primary School, Hillaby Turners Hall Primary School, Chalky Mount Primary School and Wesley Hall Primary School.

Minister Jones also encouraged more schools to participate, adding that he would be expecting a much larger turn out of schools next year.

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