Schools showcase projects at Peace Memorial Hall
October 26, 2007

Schools showcase projects at Peace Memorial Hall

Secondary school students recently had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of educational topics during the showcasing of projects from different schools at the Peace Memorial Hall.{{more}}

The project, which began in the 2006 academic year, was funded by this country’s Government and the World Bank under the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Education Development Project.

Deputy Chief Education Officer, Luis deShong said that the fundamental aim of the programme is to provide the social, economic and emotional needs for children “at risk”, particularly boys, and to assist them in achieving their full potential.

The programme according to deShong, supplements the extra curricular activities at the school level and those provided by organizations external to the school.

Chief Education Officer, Susan Dougan said that over $350,000 has been spent on the programme so far and told the students that by participating in extra curricular activities they will be able to gain self respect, self esteem, self confidence, pride and accomplishment.

She encouraged the students to learn to work in groups, interact with others to enhance their social skills and to build relationships and interpersonal skills.”

EC $8,000 is given to each school annually to assist them with the projects. They were allowed to submit more that one project.

Some of the projects on display included: Literacy and Numeracy, Agricultural projects, Computing, an After School reading programme, music room and band, teaching and learning, sports and the environment.

The Ministry of Education held this showcase on Tuesday, October 23. (SB)