On Monday 13 March, the Ministry of Education, alongside teachers, students and other stakeholders from across the territory, had a fitting start to “Education Week 2023” with an opening ceremony and the return of the National Science Fair and S.T.E.A.M Extravaganza.

There, Education Minister Hon. Sharie de Castro addressed the crowd sharing her excitement to get the ball rolling on what promises to be an exciting week of events. 

This year, Education Week is celebrated under the Theme “Virgin Islands Education: Moving Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”.

This is in line with the Ministry of Education’s ongoing efforts to reimagine education in the territory and modernise teaching practices with a focus on fostering the development of critical thinking, creativity, innovation and communication skills, through principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Hon. de Castro noted that the concept of solely traditional, pen and paper, learning is simply not enough. And, it is time to holistically revamp and reenergize education. 

De Castro estimated that just under 200 students were engaged in that day’s activities, and congratulated them all for bringing their ideas to life in their respective projects.

Members of the public are invited to visit the National Science Fair at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Tuesday 14 March from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.