ONE OF the successes of the Scotia Bank $20 Challenge says this foundation is a critical launching pad for young entrepreneurs. In 2016, Aidan Charles won the challenge and the award for Innovation And Culinary Arts with the successful launch of his business, Bajan Essential Cuisine. Now 18 years old, Charles said he has been able to maintain his business and repeat clientele, though on a small scale because of school obligations. Charles, who was on hand to help mentor some of the participants in the ninth edition of the challenge during their market place held at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, [...]
Is your child completely prepared, academically, socially and otherwise, for universities admissions, university and life beyond academia? If your answer is “I think so” or “I hope”, read on! As parents our roles are diverse and we endeavour to raise our children to be the best versions of themselves in today’s global and ever changing world. One of the most important aspects of our role is to guide their education. Discussion continually abounds on which curricula, which schools and which countries are better. The fact of the matter is no school or curricula are perfect. The key question/discussion should always be [...]
As parents our roles are diverse and we endeavor to raise our children to be the best versions of themselves in today’s global and ever changing world. One of the most important aspects of our role is to guide their education. Discussion continually abounds on which curricula, which schools and which countries are better. The fact of the matter is no school or curricula are perfect. The key question/discussion should always be which school, curricula, and later on university, is best for my child? This should be the most important question for all parents. Education is not solely about achieving academically [...]
In 2018 we participated in the MUN hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Barbados for the first time. Every year more than 400,000 students from schools around the globe beyond take part in Model United Nations (MUN). The Model UN is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making. Four of our students spent 6 weeks – every Saturday from 9 – 1 pm – researching, writing and presenting. 23 schools from around Barbados were represented and each “delegate” was assigned a [...]
Saturday 12th March saw the Ceremony for the 2015-16 BEF (Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc.) Flow $20 Challenge at the Concorde Experience. The challenge gives all fourth and fifth formers in EVERY school in Barbados the opportunity to run his/her own business. As many of you will know, this year ALL MYP 4 students took part in the challenge this year and each ran his/her own business which meant many students put in many extra hours outside of school, on his/her own, with a partner or in a three; we had seven businesses running in total! The BEF had ‘got them going’ [...]
The International Bccalaureate (IB) recently published its May 2014 Diploma Programme results. 135,534 secondary or high school, diploma students across the globe received their results, including the 9 graduation students at The Codrington School, The International School of Barbados in the Class of 2014
What began as a school challenge for a secondary school student has not turned into a passion. Fifteen year old Amber Mckenzie of Codrington school is on a mission to get the defunct Society Primary School back on the track; and she has begun with the donation of over $2,000 --- which she made from the sale of organic mosquito lotion. The fifth former was given $20 and a six week deadline to start a business or manufacture a product, as part of her business management school project under the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation.