A Lesson in Culture
Published 29th August 2011, 6:18pm
Newly recruited teachers got some valuable lessons in Caymanian culture as part of a well-orchestrated orientation programme.
The "Cultural Caravan" took the educators on a tour of the museum, the National Gallery and Pedro St. James on Wednesday (24 August).
Their final stop was the Nurse Josie Solomon Senior Centre, which is located beside the Mission House and the public park in the heart of Cayman's first capital, Bodden Town. The centre is a veritable treasure trove of artefacts, photographs, arts and crafts as well as recreations and depictions that highlight Cayman's heritage and heroes.
The teachers also got to taste traditional Caymanian food and a chance to explore the grounds and examine native plants.
Spearheaded by the National Museum, the programme ensures that the 29 new teachers do not begin functioning in Cayman in a cultural vacuum, Education Minister the Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP, commented.
"In order for educators to make meaningful contributions in our children's lives, it is imperative for the teachers to get a good grasp of what makes us Caymanian," the Minister added. "I am delighted that such a programme is organised annually and continues to be finetuned."