EH Oyster Garden

first_imgIt must be interesting to be a fish living right next to a popular restaurant. Millions of oysters, clams, and other shellfish face this dilemma every day since they call the East Hampton Oyster Garden their home. The garden’s shellfish growing areas are located right on the dock and they each house hundreds of thousands of developing clams, oysters, and other species. On the opposite side is the garden’s esteemed restaurant, where the food’s freshness is second to none. The East Hampton Oyster Garden plans to continue its endeavors, and it has also assisted in the development of other shellfish farms across the south shore. Sharelast_img read more

Wellbeing Of Pupils To Be Prioritised

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInNew guidance will help teachers and councils prepare for the ‘blended model’ of both classroom and home learning when schools re-open in August.The guidance, produced by the Education Recovery Group, also details broad expectations for what Scotland’s curriculum will look like during this period in Early Learning Centres and schools, including through Gaelic Medium Education.The guidance includes:a focus on prioritising the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, practitioners and familiesusing the Refreshed Narrative for Curriculum for Excellence as a practical tool for practitioners.continuing engagement with children and their families to support them in this new way of learningconsidering the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in vulnerable children and young people and those with additional support needsGuidance on the curriculum, aimed at parents and carers, will be published shortly in partnership with the National Parent Forum of ScotlandDeputy First Minister John Swinney said:“Since most schools closed in March, a huge amount of positive work has been undertaken by education professionals to support continuity of learning. This advice recognises that schools, classrooms and ways of learning will be completely different in the recovery phase, so the education system as well as young people and their families will need help and support to adapt.“The core principles of Curriculum for Excellence that give teachers flexibility and put learners at the heart of education will remain critical during the recovery phase. This guidance states that teachers should be confident in prioritising their pupils’ physical and mental wellbeing – over anything else – as the best way of supporting children and young people back into learning.“The curriculum will continue to be developed locally by Early Learning Centres, primary and secondary schools, and partnership colleges, taking account of the local circumstances of children and their families.“Specific guidance is also available for education authorities and schools to support young people who have been most adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with additional support needs or those who may struggle to transition smoothly into the next academic year.”BackgroundCoronavirus (COVID-19): Curriculum for Excellence in the Recovery PhaseCoronavirus (COVID-19): support for continuity in learningTeachers and other school staff are preparing for a new model of learning from 11 August. Education authorities and schools should draw on this national guidance to work in partnership with trades unions, staff, parents and children to develop local plans.These plans are contingent on scientific and medical advice that it is safe to proceed and public health measures being in place.The Education Recovery Group includes representatives from local authorities, teachers’ organisations and trades unions.last_img read more

Mad rush for GFA Executive Committee forms

first_imgThe filing of nominations for the membership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s Executive Committee (EC) ends on Friday, and indications are that there is a mad rush for the forms.As of Wednesday, over 14 people had picked forms to represent the Premier League Clubs.The club owners and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are set to be on a collision course for the Premier League tickets as Moses Armah (President, Medeama), Kofi Manu (CEO, Aduana Stars), Kudjoe Fianoo (CEO, Ashgold), Dr K.K. Sarpong (Board Chairman, Asante Kotoko), Emmanuel Kyeremeh (Chairman, Berekum Chelsea), Felix Ansong (Liberty, Vice-President), Desmond Frimpong-Manso (Heart of Lions), Jones Alhassan Abu (Real Tamale United) and John Mensah had all picked up forms to vie for the six slots allotted to the Premier League.The race in the Division One League Board (DOLB) is also set to be a very hot contest. Thirteen people, including FA Vice President, Fred Pappoe, George Afriyie and FA spokesperson, Randy Abbey, had picked nomination forms to represent the Division One League Board which has four slots on the committee. Mr. Kwaku Eyiah, vice-chairman of the Interim Committee of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), and Happy FM’s Mark Paradise Okocha had also picked up forms for the DOLB.By the statutes of the GFA, various bodies and interest groups namely the Premier League Clubs, the Division One League Clubs, the Regional Football Associations (RFAs) as well as the constituent bodies made up of juvenile, women’s football, referees association, the Old players association, the coaches association, schools and colleges, Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) and the Security Service Sports Association (SESSA) are expected to select their representatives to form the executive committee.Six people – including Madam Habiba Attah, Leanier Addy and Slyvester Mensah (a former executive committee member and Chairman of the Women’s League Board) Mr. B.A Annan (Schools and Colleges), and Joseph Yaw Adu (University Sports), have also picked forms to seek the mandate of the constituent bodies to represent their sole membership on the EC. The nomination will close on Friday, with the elections taking place through a scheduled of programme.The bodies will be the first to go to the polls on July 13, while the others are scheduled between July 20 and August 2. The swearing in of the new executive is scheduled for August 4.Source: Daily Graphic/Ghanalast_img read more