Category Archives: Activities for Children

Where Will You Take Your Child this Summer? Tyrol Cot & Heritage Village Summer Blast Reading Camp

Good morning! Again, I have been reading your emails and I appreciate the positive responses. There seems to be a consensus that I should post more often, and I do try, but it is not always possible to post with great frequency due to my other responsibilities. I encourage you to keep checking back daily. You, my faithful readers, are never forgotten, and your encouragement helps to keep this blog alive. I will keep my promise to tell you about more camps this morning by adding another to the list. The Tyrol Cot & Heritage Village Summer Blast Camp. From what I gather there is a reading camp and an action & adventure camp. The camp is usually situated at Tyrol Cot in Codrington Hill but there is an additional camp this year in Bank Hall. Tyrol Cot Camp Information may be found in the registration form above and also on their Facebook page. I have heard some encouraging things about this camp, so why not check it out? It is always good to have options. Have a blessed Sunday.

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Where Will You Take Your Child This Weekend?

Concert ticket no number

 

This is late notice, but better late than never. Here is something you can check out today at Anne Johnson Auditorium, St. Gabriel’s School, just off Purity Bakeries in Lower Collymore Rock, St. Michael.

It is a classical concert with a twist. Even better, it is for a worthy cause, to raise funds for young musicians pursuing their dreams to study music overseas. In the midst of beautiful traditional pieces by composers such as Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, rendered on various instruments such as the piano, clarinet, saxophone, flute and violin, there will be vocal pieces of non-classical origin and even rhythm poetry.

The young musicians themselves, Erica Ellis and Jaron Boyce will perform, as well as several guest artistes including the multi-talented and prolific Roger Gittens and the Cecilian Chorale.

Although tickets are on sale, feel free to pay at the door. Adult tickets are $15.00 and children $10.00.

Last weekend I took my 11 year old to a Royal Barbados Police Force Band concert and she completely enjoyed their wide repertoire, from classical, to Broadway tunes, to folk songs to calypso. Music appreciation is a crucial part of any child’s well-rounded development, so why not take your child to a concert today?

 

“Where Will You Be Taking Your Child This Weekend?” is a weekly feature of suggestions of places to go in Barbados that is appropriate family fare. Check back every Thursday and see where you will take your child over the weekend.

 

 

 

Where Will You Take Your Child This Summer?

Summer vacation is upon us and parents are looking for educational options for their children over the nine week holiday. There are several options available. Some options are whole-day and some half-day. There are opportunities to do sports, science and even some volunteering. Take a look at the list below and see what you will be doing with your child this summer.

 

Volunteering

Children and one of the cats at the RSPCA.

Children and one of the cats at the RSPCA.

Let us start with my personal favourite, volunteering! The RSPCA welcomes volunteers (from age 11 and up) during the summer vacation from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. If you are interested in your child having this worthwhile experience, please call 426-3077.

National Summer Camp

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Youth offers its annual summer camp option from July 14 – August 15, 2014. Those who are interested may collect registration forms from the schools listed in the file below or at the National Camps Registration Centre, Division of Youth, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. For more information you may call 621-2700.

 

Specialised camps

As one can see, there are specialised camps as well for campers who are 13 – 15 years old; an entrepreneurial camp sponsored by the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme; a camp for children with special needs and a Science & Technology camp. The latter camp runs from July 14 – August 22, 2014. See above file for contact information.

A camp which was not aforementioned is an Information Technology Camp. This is for children who are aged 14 – 18. The programme, also known as ITS for Teens, runs from July 21 – August 29, 2014 at various resource centres nationwide. For more information contact the Community Development Department at 310-1700 or 310-1708.

 

If you have a summer programme you want everyone to know about, send an email to bajanmom@hotmail.com.

 

Where Will You Take Your Child Update

Dear Readers,

I have read your emails. I apologise for no feature last week due to technical difficulties and a busy schedule. To make it up to you, look out for a special feature later today called: “Where Will You Take Your Child This Summer?” with information on summer camps.

I wish you a most blessed day.

Best regards,

Bajan Mom

Where Will You Be Taking Your Child This Weekend? Barbados Concorde Experience

 

Barbados Concorde Experience (2)

 

British Airways is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Barbados. This brings to mind its erstwhile plane of legend which graced the island for several years, the renown Concorde.

A couple of years ago, on a brief holiday to Barbados, my family and I visited the Barbados Concorde Experience. It was a rare opportunity for us to view the iconic supersonic aircraft. Again, this is a chance for education outside of the school setting. Children learn about the historic ties between Great Britain and Barbados while getting a lesson in aviation.

The cockpit

The cockpit

Besides tour guides and films, visitors are given the occasion to board the aircraft. If you have not gone to see it before, why not make the trip to Grantley Adams International Airport and check out the sleek Alpha Echo? You may find more information here.

 

 

Alpha Echo herself

Alpha Echo herself

 

 

“Where Will You Be Taking Your Child This Weekend?” is a weekly feature of suggestions of places to go in Barbados that is appropriate family fare. Check back every Thursday and see where you will take your child over the weekend.

Where Will You Be Taking Your Child This Weekend? BMEX 2014

If you are looking for somewhere educational to take your child this Whitsun weekend, why not try the BMEX 2014 exhibition? The trade show, which features locally made products and services, convenes from June 6th – 9th, 2014 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael.
The exhibition is open to the general public from Saturday, June 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost for Adults is $15 and children under the age of 12 may enter for $5.
From our family’s experience last year, the educational value lies in the willingness of the various vendors and innovators to answer the many questions of the children, and adults. It is akin to multiple field trips at once.

 

 

“Where Will You Be Taking Your Child This Weekend?” is a weekly feature of suggestions of places to go in Barbados that is appropriate family fare. Check back every Thursday and see where you will take your child over the weekend.