17 July 2022
Weekly Current (archived version)
Preview of Current-Compass feature on PACT’s progress on education goals. Three new Dart Scholars announced. Game Time at George Town Library.
Welcome to this week’s newsletter on education in the Cayman Islands.
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This issue of the Weekly Current is more abbreviated than usual, as our main project this week was putting together a monthly story package set to be published in the Cayman Compass on Friday, 22 July.
We can’t spill all of the beans, but we can give a bit of a preview:
It’s been a year since the PACT government released its Strategic Policy Statement — its 3-year vision for 2022, 2023 and 2024. As the number one issue identified by the PACT, education featured prominently in the SPS.
For our collaboration with the Compass, we examined the 33 education-related initiatives contained in the July 2021 SPS and received a status report from the Ministry of Education indicating which are now ‘Complete‘, ‘In Progress‘ or still in the ‘Planning Stages‘. (Sneak Peek: 4 of the 33 were ‘Complete’.)
We also got comments from the leaders of the Progressives Opposition, who, in a nutshell, think the PACT should have been able to accomplish more during the new government’s first year in office.
(To find out more … Stay Tuned ... and pick up a copy of the Compass newspaper this coming Friday.)
***Programming Note: It’s Summer Vacation, including for the Current. All our bags are packed, we’re ready to go, and we’re leaving on a (Cayman Airways) jet plane. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks. Expect the next issue of the Weekly Current to hit your inboxes sometime around 31 July. In the meantime, check www.CaymanCurrent.org for the occasional education news update, as need be.***
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Congratulations to the 3 new Dart Scholars for 2022!
- Adrian Philips Hernáez, a recent graduate of Cayman Prep & High School, will study Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College in London via the William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship.
- Jake Fagan, a Cayman Prep student, is 1 of 2 winners of the Dart Scholar award, a 4-year high school scholarship.
- Sirichandana Batta, a Layman E. Scott High School student, is the other Dart Scholar named this year.
The Dart Scholar award focusses on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
(Read more about this year’s Dart Scholars here.)
If you have kids that are *bo-oored* during the summer break, check out Game Time at the George Town Library on Saturday, 23 July.
The free family fun day starts at 10am.
Kids age 2 and up are welcome to play board and tabletop games such as chess, checkers, dominoes, cards, Jenga, etc. There will be music, refreshments and a prize raffle.
(Read more about Game Time at the Library here.)
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