Education Ministry launches word search competition

first_imgWith the aim to reintroduce a pastime that has become obsolete with the advent of technology, the Education Ministry, in collaboration with the Communities Ministry, introduced a National Crossword and Word Search Competition (NCC), targeting more than 100 Grades Three and Four students.The crossword challenge seeks to harness the brainpower of students in a meaningful way that encourages word recognition, increases vocabulary, improves spelling, stimulates an interest in reading, and generally expands the knowledge of words.The competition also serves to reach those students with a borderline or introverted personality who may not be mindful of participating in a debating or spelling bee competition, but can master the art of word searches.Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Huston at a simple launching ceremony said that development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and motivation to work individually and collectively towards solutions for existing environmental problems must be fostered, adding that what was required was reorientation through the environment.Hutson said the competition could be considered as an alternative method of increasing academic performance at examinations and spoke to the development of certain values and attitudes that can protect the country.Speaking on behalf of the Communities Ministry was Public Affairs Officer Danielle Campbell-Lowe who said it was excitement worth sharing with every child and she believed that children could find joy in putting aside their tablets and computer for one game of crossword/word-search, as it would make a big difference.The NCC will form part of a broader menu of measures being undertaken through the Ministry’s “Green Generation Guyana Sanitation Programme” whereby students are encouraged to adopt safer waste management practices, including reducing, reusing and recycling.The competition saw more than 10 schools participating.The first student to finish the word puzzle wins the competition and will be representing their region at the national championships. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more

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Neuer out until January after foot operation

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is suffering from a calf problem picked up in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund and missed training on MondayBERLIN, Germany, Sep 19 – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April. He suffered the fresh injury in training on Monday as Bayern prepared for Tuesday’s Bundesliga match at Schalke.“The fact that Manuel Neuer has suffered a new injury means we are all very sorry for him”, said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern chairman.“The operation went optimally and that is the most important thing now.“Manuel will be available for us again, back at his old strength, in January.”This is Neuer’s third operation on the same foot in six months after minor surgery for a toe injury in March and then again in April after initially fracturing his foot.Neuer’s latest injury blow sparks concerns about Germany’s skipper nine months before the World Cup kicks off.He last played for his country in a World Cup qualifier in October 2016.Neuer will miss Germany’s key qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast on October 5, where a draw will book the holders’ place at Russia 2018.With Neuer out, Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who deputised when Germany won the Confederations Cup in July, is set to fill in for the world champions.Sven Ulreich will stand in for Neuer at Bayern until the winter break at the end of December.Neuer will miss Bayern’s remaining Champions League group games, plus their league and cup double-header against RB Leipzig at the end of October and an away match at current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in early November.Bayern confirmed Neuer underwent the operation at a clinic in Tuebingen, south-west Germany and has had a plate inserted in his foot.The operation was carried out by Ulrich Stoeckle, the surgeon who has previously treated stars Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery and David Alaba.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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