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.

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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 rm­sinc@carib­surf.com 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)

ABOUT 25 PAR­ENTS at­tended Char­ac­ter Day at Mil­ton Lynch pri­mary on Wed­nes­day. Psy­chol­o­gist Tanya New­ton fa­cil­i­tates an an­swer and ques­tion seg­ment. (Pic­tures by Reco Moore)

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