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2022 Education ‘Innovation week’ spotlights S.T.E.A.M in VI schools

2022 Education ‘Innovation week’ spotlights S.T.E.A.M in VI schools

The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports is currently hosting its Innovation Week 2022 as part of its mandate to encourage the use of S.T.E.A.M techniques and resources in schools within the Virgin Islands (VI).

Ongoing from November 7–11, 2022, under the theme “Virgin Islands Education: Moving Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead”, this year’s events are also featuring daily challenges for school participating.

Innovation Week will culminate with an exhibition on Friday, November 11, 2022.

S.T.E.A.M represents Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

Education Minister Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL), via a facebook post, also invited members of the public to visit the exhibition on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m

Students excited to showcase creativity- Hon de Castro

“Come out on Friday, 11th November 2022 to the Innovation S.T.E.A.M. Expo! Students from across all public and private schools in the territory from Grades 3-8 have been engaging with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics all week! Schools have also participated in innovative challenges throughout the week.”

The Minister added, “They are excited to showcase their creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills! Come see what all the excitement is about as we continue to move Virgin Islands Education: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!”

The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports is currently hosting its Innovation Week 2022 as part of our mandate to encourage the use of S.T.E.A.M techniques and resources in schools within the Virgin Islands (VI).

Challenges for this year’s 2022 innovation week included making cardboard creations, playing popular tunes using water & glass bottles, and building a raft that floats.

Students of the Valley Day Primary School participating in this year's 2022 events.

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