Meeting With Barlastone Park school Management Team
International Association for Youth and Student for peace Zambia Chapter had a meeting with Barlastone Park school Management team, on September 28, 2021. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss how IAYSP can help educate the pupils with character education.
The meeting started by firstly sharing our goals concerning character education at barlastone school- Mrs. Kunda, a board staff member, shared her heart over the purpose of the school. Also, the need to start character education in the school ideally from baby class until grade 9. With content created specifically for each grade. – Soondo Mutewa, IAYSP Zambia President, shared a need to have barlastone Park School, as a pilot school that can be used as a model case of the benefits of character education. He also shared that the character education project can be one that can be done for minimum 6 months to 1 year.
The discussion went to how we can implement it soon and which grades can we start with. Mrs. Kunda shared the grade 5,6 and 8 are good grades to start with because they aren’t affected by preparations for final exams. Then when it comes to activities then once a week for starters would be a good way to evaluate before adding more time with the pupils. The meeting concluded with a request from The principal, Mr. Steve Bwalya, for a teaching manual for Character education which can be used to formulate content for the targeted classes.