The Ebenezer Thomas Primary and Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary Schools marked the end of Early Childhood Awareness Month by hosting career fairs at each school campus.
The activities were held under the theme “All Things are Possible”, and gave students from grade one through five the opportunity to meet and interact with volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds.
Students at both schools enjoyed a variety of presentations and displays from representatives of several organisations including the BVI Health Services Authority, CCT Global Communications, Digicel, Magnificent Sewing Services, Sleepy’s Workshop, H.L.S.C.C. Culinary Institute, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, D&B Heavy Equipment and Fire and Rescue Services.
Representatives from a variety of professions and careers also visited the students including a jeweler, bailiff, farmer, soldier and librarian.
Event Coordinator and Guidance Counselor, Ms. Keriann Malone, expressed the importance of exposing children to different career options while they are young.
Ms Malone said, “We are very excited to host these career fairs in combination with observing Early Childhood Awareness Month. We hope to encourage a variety of learning opportunities such as fine motor development, hand-eye coordination, control, problem solving and language development; while helping them realise their dreams and encouraging them to become lifelong learners.”
Early Childhood Awareness Month was observed under the theme, “Education through Culture: a Virgin Islands Experience.” This year’s observance also emphasised the importance of early childhood education, while also promoting the virtues of the Virgin Islands’ culture.