Young innovators from primary and secondary schools across the island were lauded for their outstanding work in the Electricity and Renewable Energy Science Exposition as well as the Barbados Manufacturers Exhibition (BMEX) 2018.
The victorious students were presented with their winnings at the Christie Conference Room this morning by members of the Media Resource Department, Barbados Light and Power as well as the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Dr Rommel Springer.
In the Science Exposition held at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology and Innovation, the Blackman Gollop Primary School was victorious in the Primary School category and the Frederick Smith Secondary School won the Secondary School category.
In the BMEX category, St Silas Primary placed first in the Primary School category with The St Michael School placing first in the secondary division.
Chief Media Officer Acting Burkley Lowe said that with the country now in economic turmoil, the time has come to ensure that students utilize their creativity in all disciplines.
”I believe that we must raise the priority of our students to pour things creatively into all kinds of things that they do and we must do so right now. Barbados is at the crossroads. We need to turn a corner… and get our economy and our workers back on stream,” Lowe stressed, adding that he would like the students, parents, and teachers to speak with Senator Rommel Springer about how they can take education and the country, by extension, forward.
”I want that the teachers, the principals and the students today engage him in conversation and don’t just complain because we like to get the opportunity to complain. We want you to share with him the things that you are doing. We want you to share the passion to reach students in the community who are sometimes overlooked or just bypassed. Share those things and how we can get a better Barbados,” Lowe said. (LG)