Tyra Stovell *Photo supplied
Tyra Stovell *Photo supplied

FRIDAY, FEB. 3: It’s a student’s dream as public schools will be closed on Monday, April 9.

Education Minister Dame Jennifer Smith made that announcement this morning in the House of Assembly as she is encouraging all students to go to the National Sports Centre to support the final day of the Carifta Games.

She said:  “It is no secret that events of this magnitude require a large number of volunteers — and our teachers, senior students and Department of Education administrators will be able to provide vital support to this event and to our athletes.

“The games will attract a large international audience and will feature Bermuda's best student athletes, many of whom are public school students.”

She said our student-athletes deserve support and encouragement.

“Just as we support academic achievement and creative talent; so must we support those gifted athletes who - following their successful Carifta experience — may one day represent our country at the Olympics.

“Our athletes are role models for their peers and I think that it is most appropriate for us to recognise excellence in all spheres.”

School will resume on Tuesday, April 10.