Primary School principals and teachers to receive training in creating child friendly schools

first_img Sharing is caring! 36 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNewsPrimary Primary School principals and teachers to receive training in creating child friendly schools by: – October 14, 2011 Image via: kekiprimary.wordpress.comRoseau, Dominica – October 14, 2011…The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development will on Monday October 17 conduct training for principals and teachers of primary schools to provide them with the strategies and processes for implementing child friendly practices.The Child Friendly School (CFS) training session will take place at the Public Service Training Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.The CFS programme is intended to have students grow and acquire knowledge in safe environments which are conducive to learning.During the training teachers will be instructed in ways to create a safe environment for their students by providing inclusive, learning-ready classrooms and promoting positive behavioural change. Participants will be provided with the skills and strategies needed to gain a deeper understanding of student behaviour, learn how to conduct behaviour assessment and develop a plan to manage behaviour.The workshop aims to ensure that students emerge as kind, cooperative, respectful and peaceful.The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with UNICEF, in 2009 piloted the CFS practices in ten Dominican primary schools in an effort to engender the development of students in a calmer school setting. The scale of the programme was increased to 24 schools in September 2011.The CFS initiative promotes a child centered approach to learning and is aimed at high quality education for all. It focuses on behavioural management practices in classrooms, the creation of classrooms that are learning ready, healthy lifestyles and systems that encourage the participation of all children. The programme is also aimed at promoting parental and community involvement in children’s learning.By: Dionne Durand Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Ospreys brush aside Connacht

first_img Press Association The home side overcame the loss of 18 players through injury and international call-ups to defeat an Irish side, which made too many basic errors in a disappointing performance. Ospreys controlled a dreadful first half but could not make it pay as the scores were level at the interval but once Jeff Hassler had scored the opening try, the hosts ensured that there was only going to be one winner. Early in the second half, Ronaldson had a chance to put Connacht in front for the first time but his kick from halfway was off target – but minutes later he was successful with an easier kick. Ospreys were struggling in the scrums so replaced Aaron Jarvis with Dmitri Arhip and almost immediately it paid dividends as Dan Evans produced a fine break to send Hassler on a 35-metre run to the line. Davies converted and soon added two further penalties to put Ospreys back in control. Ronaldson missed a penalty before Roberts made the game safe when he collected a scoring pass from replacement, Ashley Beck for a try, which Davies converted before kicking another penalty. Connacht had the final say when with three minutes remaining, McKeon finished off a line-out drive for a consolation try. Ospreys maintained their unbeaten record in the Guinness PRO12 with a comfortable victory over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium. Scrum-half Martin Roberts, scored Ospreys other try with Sam Davies kicking four penalties and two conversions with Connacht replying with two penalties from Craig Ronaldson and a late try by Eoin McKeon. Ospreys included debutant Ieuan Jones at number eight, following his short-term loan move from Cardiff Blues. Connacht were able to select Rodney Ah-You and Kieran Marmion in their starting line-up as both had been temporarily released from Ireland’s training camp. Ospreys started strongly and had two early chances for points. Davies missed his first penalty attempt but made no mistake with his second to put the home side ahead after four minutes. The hosts continued to dominate, helped by their opponents regularly losing line-outs on their throw, and they came close to scoring the first try of the match but Tom Grabham was narrowly denied as he attempted to finish off a flowing move from the hosts. Connacht suffered an early injury blow when wing Niyi Adeolokun limped off to be replaced by Darragh Leader, who had also been released from the national training squad. Ospreys were penalised at set scrum to give the visitors their first opportunity but Ronaldson was unable to take advantage as his kick was wide of the mark, leaving the Welsh side 3-0 ahead at the end of an uneventful first quarter. Davies should then have put his side further ahead but he could not succeed with a straightforward penalty attempt and it was left to Ronaldson to tie up the scores by firing over a penalty for a 3-3 half-time scoreline. last_img read more

#AFCONonCiti: Jordan Ayew, Partey score as Black Stars qualify to Round of 16

first_imgStory updated to reflect that Ghana will face Tunisia in the next round Ghana’s Black Stars have secured a place in the next round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday.Goals from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey helped the Stars remain unbeaten in the tournament and finish top of Group F.Despite being widely expected to be a walkover for the Black Stars, the match with Burkina Faso was anything but, at least in the first half as Guinea-Bissau started as the better side.Thomas Partey, who has struggled all tournament, yet again found himself in a bit of bother as he gave the ball away in the middle of the pitch and was beaten for pace.Joseph Aidoo made a clumsy tackle on the onrushing Guinean in the box but the referee waved away the penalty appeals.With the Black Stars struggling to keep the ball early on, the Guineans threatened and almost took the lead as Brito e Silva’s powerful bending shot was pushed onto the bar by Richard Ofori.Having survived the early scares, the Black Stars grew into the half and created a number of good chances, the best falling to Jordan Ayew who put through on goal and hit the post.The rebound from Andre Ayew was blocked by the Guinean defence.Some good work from Samuel Owusu down the right saw him work in a good cross which found Kwabena Owusu unmarked in the box but he headed wide.Thomas Partey then had a long-range drive scrambled out by the keeper as the Black Stars ended the half strongly.It must have been some team talk from Kwesi Appiah at half-time as the Black Stars came out firing.Jordan Ayew ran onto a long pass forward, beat his marker easily and bent a delightful finish into the top corner.He almost got on the end of another long pass but was adjudged to have fouled the defender this time.Guinea-Bissau almost equalised but a shot from outside the box hit the post.They hit the woodwork again direct from a corner before Mendes’ effort was palmed away by the impressive Richard Ofori.Ghana then secured all three points and with it, qualification, as Andre Ayew played in Baba Rahman, whose cutback was turned home by Partey.Jordan Ayew hit the post again for good measure with Guinea-Bissau failing to threaten for the rest of the game, exiting the tournament without a goal.With Cameroon and Benin drawing 0-0 in the other game in the group, the Black Stars topped the group having scored more goals than the Indomitable Lions.Ghana avoid an all West African meeting with Nigeria and will now face Tunisia who were runners-up of Group E while Cameroon go on to have a showdown with the Super Eagles.last_img read more