Senior Information Officer, Television at the BGIS,??Sharon Lynch (left), presenting Information Officer?? Theresa Blackman??with a gift of books on Wednesday.

Staff at the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) celebrated "Give a Book Day", yesterday, October 14, as part of the activities organised by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, to commemorate education month.

Employees at the organisation exchanged books with each other as encouraged by the Ministry.?? Persons were also asked to give a book to a friend or to donate books to a school of their choice.

Other activities scheduled to take place during the month are Teachers’ Professional Day, which will be observed tomorrow, Friday, October 16, a visit to retired educators, planned for Tuesday, October 20, and a Health Fair and Staff

Exhibition for Ministry staff on Wednesday, October 21, and Friday, October 23, respectively from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on each day.

Tuesday, October 27, has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Day by the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), and will focus on encouraging school administrators to honour educators at their respective schools on that day.

The John Cumberbatch Memorial Lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at the Almond Bay Conference Centre, Hastings, Christ Church.?? This event, which was organised by the BUT, will feature Vice President of Education International, Reg Weaver, who will speak on the topic "Transforming today’s classroom for tomorrow’s world".

On Saturday, October 31, the BUT will also stage a Healthy Lifestyle Extravaganza at its Merry Hill, Welches, St. Michael location, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.?? Members of the public are invited to come and have their blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol checked.?? There will also be HIV/AIDS counselling and testing available.

The final activity to celebrate the month will be a cricket match and lime for Ministry Staff and family.?? It will be held on Saturday, October 31, at 4:00 p.m. at the Bridgefield Playing Field in St. Thomas.

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