Topic: Education, Public Health | Posted By: wchambers
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 9:15am
Students in the Virgin Islands are to benefit from a programme that promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviours as the Government embarks on a Healthy Schools Intervention Programme.
The Ministry of Education and Culture is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Social Development to introduce this programme into the primary schools curriculum during the 2015-2016 school year beginning with Grades 2 and 3.
Teachers, I am grateful to have this opportunity to join you all in some down time as we come together as a Ministry, but also as a community to acknowledge the hard work of educators throughout our Territory. Tonight we say thank you for all that you do.
Many of you have found your way to the teaching profession via varying routes. However, I have often heard many educators say that they have been inspired to teach because of the genuine curiosity and practicality of students, especially those that are in the early grades.
I am pleased to be part of another first for the BVI: this Apprenticeship Programme and its related Youth VI Website. I am delighted that this Government through the Ministry of Education and Culture, in collaboration with our business community is giving some eighty five young men and women the opportunity to earn a living.
Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn is informing the community of Virgin Gorda that he will hold office hours on the sister island on Tuesday, March 31 at the Vanterpool Administration Building from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, residents are asked to contact the Ministry of Education and Culture at 468-3701 ext. 2151.