Richards in clarion call for business unity
Bermuda’s education commissioner has asked schools to let the business world know how they could boost education.
Kalmar Richards, in a contribution to The Royal Gazette’s Bermuda National School Salute, said public schools could not function or meet the needs of pupils without backing from businesses.
Ms Richards said the schools had to provide information about their needs to potential partners.
She said: “Businesses do not always know which schools are in need, or what those schools need.
“Potential partners can use the information to access whether they have the resources to match the needs.”
Ms Richards added: “Next to support from parents and guardians, public schools need unwavering and sustained business and community support if they and our students are to be highly successful.
“These business and charitable organisations, many of whom have sustained partnerships with our schools over the years, are helping Bermuda’s public schools to meet the diverse needs of students by expanding the variety of teaching and learning resources and establishing programmes to support increased levels of student achievement.”
The Bermuda National School Salute has focused on sport, academics, the arts, and science, technology, engineering, art and maths this week.
Today’s edition, which includes Ms Richards’s article, was designed to highlight community service.