(ZIZ News) — The opening reception of History and Heritage Month took place on Thursday, signalling the commencement of the 10th anniversary of the month-long celebration.
Founding member of History and Heritage Month, Anthony Wiltshire says more attention needs to be paid to teaching history to the younger generation.
“We are in a situation where we realise that history is not being given the prominence that it should be given. We have a big task in the education system. History, as many children would see it, is just a subject. Whatever opportunities we have to ensure that we promote our history, whether in school, in church…or wherever we have the opportunity to do so,” he said.
Activities throughout the month will include lectures by Governor General His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC JP, primary and secondary school quizzes, a panel discussion and book display at the Charles Halbert library.
History and Heritage Month 2016 is being held under the theme “Strengthening Our Commitment To Preserving Our Heritage: Our Arts, Archives And Marine Environment”.