(February 20, 2020)- Today, three Region Six schools were presented with STEM kits by Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry.

The schools which benefited are Fyrish and Gibraltar Courtland Primary along with Hibiscus Nursery school in New Amsterdam.

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During the presentation of the kits to the schools Dr Henry said that they will allow for greater creativity and innovation among the students.

Minister Henry handing-over one of the kits to a teacher of the Fyrish Primary School.
Minister Henry handing-over kits to the Head Teacher of the Hibiscus Nursery School.
Minister Henry speaking to students of the Gibraltar Courtland Primary School.
Students of the Fyrish Primary school inspecting one of the kits they received.
Regional Education Officer, Mrs. La Cruz speaking to students of the Hibiscus Nursery School.
Contents of the kits handed-over to the Hibiscus Nursery School.

The Education Minister said that the kits will assist science education in schools at a time when several skilled professionals are needed for the Oil and Gas sector.

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Outside of these Minister Henry alluded to the other soft skills the kits will help the children to develop such as creativity, critical thinking, while ensuring learning is made fun and interactive.

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Speaking on the benefits of the kits to the education sector, Regional Education Officer Ms Bhagmattie LaCruz in her brief remarks told the children that the kits will make learning fun.

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She urged the children and the teachers to make maximum use of the kits so that there can be improvements among students and the overall education system.

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