Character Day draws many
PARENTS OF students at Milton Lynch Primary are being applauded for their participation in the school’s Character Day activities on Wednesday.
Teacher and organiser of the day’s events VoghnEverett Tatem said the turnout of about 25 parents was surprising, considering the poor attendance at most Parent-teacher Association (PTA) meetings.
“All students received letters from the school about this event. I didn’t expect 300 parents to come, but to be honest, there are more parents in there than you would see at a PTA meeting. But I would still encourage more parents to come out to the PTA meetings, because they [meetings] are trying to help the situation,” he said.
Character Day is a global event which consists of screening films that draw parallels between science and character building. The participants are then asked to do a self-
Workshop to focus on entertainment
THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES would be given special focus when the second annual World of Work showcase is held on October 11 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
Speaking at the launch at the offices of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations on Wednesday, Denis Depeiza of producer Regional Management Inc., said they chose entertainment because it was of interest to youth and would show the careers and benefits in the creative sector.
Depeiza said students at secondary and tertiary institutions and youths between the ages of 16 and 35 were the targets. He said the aim was to educate and train people entering the workforce, but those who qualified and were already in the workforce were also welcome at the workshop, which would run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The theme for this year is Enhancing Workplace Productivity and presenters will be focusing on different aspects of that. These will include representatives from the Barbados Public Workers Credit Union, the Barbados Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme.
“As we look into our workforce, we have to be concerned about the fall-out that we’re having in terms of the low levels of productivity. And in terms of also ensuring that those who are entering the world of work understand what is required of them,” Depeiza stated.
Local entertainer Richard Stoute will be facilitating a session. The showcase has been endorsed by the Ministry of Labour, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations and the Barbados Employers Congress (BEC). Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer-suckoo will deliver remarks at the opening ceremony. Those interested have until September 29 to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 426-0897. Students are encouraged to check with their institutions for more information. ( YB) act as a beacon of light and reach out to the community and let them know this is our stance on the situation and our attempt at trying to calm the situation,” he added.
Some of the films shown during the school’s Character Day include The Adaptable Mind, The Science of Character and the Resilient Child. ( TG)