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Pelican Gate pupils experience career day

Students of Pelican Gate School in West End, Tortola held a career day today May 9, 2014 where they dressed as the career they aspired to. Photo: VINO
Liana Simon, the Social Studies instructor for Pelican Gate School said the jargon used to explore the topic of the economy is not very child friendly. “I was looking for a way to make it more practical, hence I invited some of the parents to speak to the students on how they contribute to the economy,” she said. Photo: VINO
Liana Simon, the Social Studies instructor for Pelican Gate School said the jargon used to explore the topic of the economy is not very child friendly. “I was looking for a way to make it more practical, hence I invited some of the parents to speak to the students on how they contribute to the economy,” she said. Photo: VINO
The Pelican Gate School in West End, Tortola. Photo: VINO
The Pelican Gate School in West End, Tortola. Photo: VINO
The students depicting their chosen career. Photo: VINO
The students depicting their chosen career. Photo: VINO
Some of the students in their classroom today May 9, 2014. Photo: VINO
Some of the students in their classroom today May 9, 2014. Photo: VINO
WEST END, Tortola, VI – The Pelican Gate School in West End, Tortola today May 9, 2014 held a career day for its students where they had an opportunity not only to dress in the apparel of their career choice but to learn how those jobs impact the Virgin Islands economy.

The students of various grades dressed as doctors, nurses, airline pilots and sports greats among others.

Speaking to Virgin Islands News Online, Liana Simon, the Social Studies instructor for Pelican Gate School for a number of levels said the students were this term exploring the topic of the Virgin Islands economy.

“The jargon used to explore that topic is not very child friendly so I was looking for a way to make it more practical, hence I invited some of the parents to speak to the students on how they contribute to the economy,” she said.

“I came up with the idea for the students to dress up as the professionals they would want to be – pilots, lawyers, teachers…” she added.

“They will then have to do a presentation telling me what they are and what industry they belong to, whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary, how they intend to contribute to the economy and use appropriate voice and posture during the presentation,” she said.

“It was very good and they got a practical sense of where money comes from that we go to the shop with,” said Simon.

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