Teachers from several secondary schools are today being briefed on the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge, at a workshop at the Windsor Park Stadium conference room.
The Sagicor Visionaries Challenge is an initiative conceptualized by Sagicor and the Caribbean Science Foundation, in partnership with the Caribbean Examinations Council, CXC.
The Challenge was established to encourage young people to give more thought as to how the region could establish and maintain sustainable Caribbean communities.
It targets secondary school students to identify a challenge facing their school or community, using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, referred to as the STEM subjects, to develop effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to address the issue identified.
The students are required to work with a teacher at their school to identify an issue facing their school or community.
2013 Sagicor Visionaries challenge local winner, the St Martin’s Secondary school.
2013 Sagicor Visionaries challenge local winner, the St Martin Secondary School.
The participants will be judged for creativity and Innovation, Content and knowledge of the project, project plan and design, risk and difficulty, STEM linkages, Resources needed, Method of investigation, presentation, answering questions and public or community engagement.
Under the initiative, national competitions will be held in each territory and a winner will be selected to move on to Tampa Florida for an all-expense paid seven day trip with their teacher.
The other participating Caribbean countries are: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tampa.
The St Martin Secondary School is the winner of the 2013 Sagicor Visionaries Challenge.
The Sagicor Visionary challenge will take place later this year.