Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. BMG: The Horizon Academy is a small, privately owned primary school that opened its doors back in September of 2009. Today the fully functional primary school comprises of thirteen full time teachers, one principal and an enrolment of 108 students.
Horizon Academy’s mission is to meet the goals of its founding principles – to be a Child Centered, Holistic, Inclusive, and Progressive institution. With over six years in existence the students and faculty are hosting their first ever Kids at Work Business Expo this Friday, May 22, 2015.
This event is the culmination of a six week program which focused on building financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills while it enhancing math skills by bringing students face to face with business experiences.
The general public will be able to have a firsthand look on the various products that the students have created and also have the opportunity to support the children by shopping at their stalls. Via a press release issued today by Principal Diane Maheia, she stated, “that Horizon Academy believes that true holistic learning must blend practical experiences with the academic curriculum. Programs like their Kids at Work Business Entrepreneurship Program allow students from Pre-Kinder to Std. 6 the opportunity to be involved in creating their small business and their product, from business plan to Expo Day when the products are sold.”
At the show ground, some of the products and companies participating includes painted rocks by the Rock-A-Buy Babies (Pre-Kinder and Kinder), Magic Mirrors and Art Without Borders (Infant 1 and Infant 2), Monkey Butter Jam and Fruit Bunch (edible arrangements) by Std. 1, The Fabulous Falters in Std. 2 and the makers of Horizon’s Thunder Sauce (pepper sauce made by Std. 3), Koolooms4U (loom bands woven by Std. 4) and Blu Water Pastries made by Std. 5, and Tammies (flavored tamarind balls) by Sweetly Soured Inc. (or Std. 6).
The Expo will be being held at the school’s campus, at Mile 3 on the Phillip Goldson Highway in Belize City.
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