The British Council will be presenting our second annual Boys In Education Week from 30 April – 03 May 2018, under the theme: Supporting a Nation of Champion Boys. After an overwhelmingly positive inaugural staging, this year’s event will again focus on our boys, their teachers, parents, and other stakeholders who play a role in their development.
Last year we presented an opportunity for our male students (grades 5-9) to highlight the challenges and opportunities in their school life. Simultaneously, we brought parents, teachers and policy-influencing stakeholders to the table to engage each other in a meaningful way and discuss challenges, opportunities and possible solutions to address boys’ learning, motivation and engagement with their schooling, and consequently to improve levels of academic achievement and personal and socio-economic development.
Boys In Education Week was developed to coincide with Child Month and is grounded in the Trilateral Champions Project commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the Jamaica Teaching Council. The week of activities seeks to give students more confidence in their ability to contribute responsibly to society while creating a safe space for dialogue and sharing new ideas for teachers and education leaders from Jamaica and the UK.
The Week of Activities
|Venue: Knutsford Court Hotel: 16 Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
|30 April 2018
||Empowering Educators Seminar
|01 May 2018
||Empowering Parents Seminar
|02 May 2018
||"Boys Can" Mentoring Day
||Five boys and one teacher per school (grades 5-9)
|03 May 2018
||Career Speed Networking Event for Boys and Girls
||Five students (boys and girls), one teacher per school (grades 7-9)
Please download and complete the necessary Registration Form and mail to JM_bcjamaica@britishcouncil.org.jm.
- Each participant must have media consent form filled out for them, including minors who require parental consent for us to take still and video footage of them.
- Bear in mind the capacity per school per event.