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Employees pampered

As Education Month draws to a close, the Ministry of Education hosted a Health Day yesterday to give back to staff for their hard work throughout the year.

The Ministry of Education theatre was transformed into a spa for Health Day.

The Ministry of Education theatre was transformed into a spa for Health Day.

Employees of the Ministry of Education line up at the Barbados Diabetes Association booth. 

Employees of the Ministry of Education line up at the Barbados Diabetes Association booth.

Employees of the Ministry of Education line up at the Barbados Diabetes Association booth. 

Employees of the Ministry of Education line up at the Barbados Diabetes Association booth.

At the ministry’s Constitution Road headquarters, staff were treated to manicures, pedicures and acrylic nail sets by cosmetology students of the Springer Memorial School. Masseuse Dawn Boxill was also on hand to ease the workers’ aches and pains.

Massage therapist Dawn Boxill provides some relief to a Ministry of Education staffer.

Massage therapist Dawn Boxill provides some relief to a Ministry of Education staffer.

It was a relaxing day for the ministry’s staff, but for the cosmetology students it was all work, as they were completing their Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) practical.

Senior education officer for the secondary division, Patricia Warner told Barbados TODAY that by next year, the programme would be in all the island’s secondary schools.

“It is not only about certification; it is about the employability skills that they come with, so these are students who come prepared . . . for every job,” she said. “They don’t only do the skills in the traditional sense, but they are also taught the life skills.”

The Health Day also featured volunteers from the Barbados Diabetes Association testing blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, as well as lectures on reducing sugar intake and the use of alternative foods.

As Warner said, “health and productivity go hand in hand, so if you have a healthy staff then they will be more productive”.

2 Responses to Employees pampered

  1. Ossis Moore October 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I know my sister’s headmistress would have loved to be at this momentous occasion if she was alive! Whom may she be? Non other than Ms. Innis ! She loved her girl children!

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  2. Helicopter(8P) October 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    That would be headmistress of St.Michael’s Girls School I may think?

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