Princess Margaret Secondary is touted as an institution that provides its students with a well-rounded education.
Today, through an initiative of the St. Philip Parish Independence Committee, students were exposed to a number of options that could assist them in their career selection.
It was all done with the blessing of Acting Principal Wayne Willock and unfolded in the form of a mini business expo that exposed students to a selection Barbadian-owned businesses that organisers considered to be making waves in their fields.
Steve Fung was on hand to demonstrate his computer applications, including video games, for children. Dr. Tamisha Gittens exposed the children to the medical field with special emphasis in physiotherapy as well as techniques to balance and strengthen the body.
Harwood Wood Works supplied the expo with Warri and Potta games while the St. Philip ambassadors taught the children how to play them. Additionally, IT Manager at Barbados TODAY, Ted Taylor, showcased the island’s number one online publication worked.
The goal of the expo was to emphasis the fact that no longer should institutions like Princess Margaret Secondary be branded as craft schools, organisers said.
The events, organisers added, succeeded in opening the minds of the students to the many possibilities open to them in terms of owning their own small businesses, regardless of the field of choice.
Interest shown by the students remained keen throughout the expo, with many questions being asked about journalism, advertising, medicine and entrepreneurship.
St. Philip Parish Ambassador, Dionne Applewhite, who attended the event, said the students responded very well and were very enthusiastic about the initiative. She said they encouraged the children to be well rounded individual and would continue to do so.
The entire school passed through the mini expo, she said, and based on the response today, they were already planning a repeat exercise for the new year. (KC)