Talent within Barbadian schools will be on display throughout Education Month 2015.
This is when the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation hosts a series of lunch time concerts on October 7, 14, 21, 23 and 28 and again on November 4.
On Wednesday, October 7, the first concert at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, will feature primary schools such as Hilltop, Charles F. Broome, Cuthbert Moore and Hindsbury, as well as secondary schools such as Harrison College, Parkinson and Combermere.
Describing Education Month as an ideal platform for showcasing students??? achievements in the arts and co-curricular activities, coordinator of the event and Senior Education Officer, Fernando Carter, added: ???We are taking talent that would have already been showcased at the Schools??? Music Festival this year as well as emerging talent we found in the schools to stage these concerts.???
Each concert will feature soloists, choirs, instrumentalists, dramatists and dancers, who are expected to provide ???exciting and energetic performances???. ???We believe that by hosting the concerts across the island, we will be able to include more schools with minimal dislocation,??? Mr. Carter explained.
The concert on Wednesday, October 14, at Emerald City Car Park, will highlight schools in St. Philip and St. John, while the one on Wednesday, October 21, at the Speightstown Esplanade, will focus on schools in the north.
On Wednesday, October 28, Sheraton Mall will come alive with the sounds of students in the surrounding areas, while on Friday, October 23, the concert in Queen???s Park follows a parade there, from 9:30 a.m. It starts at noon and will feature urban schools.
The series of concerts will culminate on Wednesday, November 4, at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, highlighting schools from across the island.??The lunch time concerts will have as their theme: Exploring the Creative Talents of Tomorrow???s Stars.??Members of the public are invited to attend.