As part of celebrations to mark Education Month 2015, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will hold an Education Parade and Route March through the streets of Bridgetown this Friday, October 23.??The event is expected to run from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
A key objective of the parade is to draw the public???s attention to the important role which education plays in personal and national development. It also aims to celebrate the achievements of the various educational institutions in Barbados.
The march will commence in Queen???s Park with a short address by the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones.??Following this, the procession will leave Queen???s Park and travel along Constitution Road, Bridge Street, Wharf Road, Hincks Street, Prince Alfred Street, Lower Broad Street, Upper Broad Street, Heroes Square, Constitution Road, and back to the park.
The march will culminate at Queen???s Park at noon with a lunchtime concert, another activity in recognition of Education Month.??It is anticipated that approximately 1,700 students and teachers from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as officials from the Ministry, will participate in the parade.
Members of the public are also invited to participate by lining the route.??Education Month is being celebrated under the theme Transforming Education: Imagine, Explore, Create.