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Invitation for 100 of the best Belizean students to visit the new Planetarium in Chetumal  - Press Release, Belmopan, Belize, November 21, 2011 - The Mexican Embassy invites 100 of the best Belizean students for a trip to visit the new “Yook´ol Kaab” Planetarium and the Museum of the Mayan Culture in Chetumal, Mexico. The aim of the trip is to expand the knowledge in astronomy and Mayan culture among Belizean students.

All schools in Belize are encouraged to nominate their best students born between 1998 and 2001 in order to participate in the selection process. The day trip will take place on Thursday, December 15th, 2011. It is free and will include transportation and food, entry tickets and guided visits to the Planetarium and the Museum of the Mayan Culture. They will be accompanied by Belizean teachers. The Embassy will facilitate Mexican immigration and customs procedures.

The newly inaugurated “Yook´ol Kaab” (our universe) Planetarium in Chetumal is a high-tech space designed center to encourage studies in science and technology, and is an excellent opportunity for Belizean students to discover firsthand the fascinating world of astronomy and science in general.

Interested schools should apply to the Embassy by filling out the appropriate formats provided by the Embassy and send them to [email protected] before the deadline on December 2nd, 2011, at 2:00 pm.

The 100 students, as well as the teachers that will accompany them will be selected by the Mexican Embassy in public draws that will be held during the piano concerts on December 3rd and 4th at the Bliss Center in Belize City and the George Price Centre in Belmopan.

The Embassy will report the results to the winning schools on December 7th. From that date and until 2:00 pm on December 12th, schools will have to send a second format, along with a picture passport size of the selected students.

The trip will take place on Thursday, December 15th, 2011. Schools will take their selected students to the Institute of Mexico in Belize City, or to the Mexican Embassy in Belmopan, at the time that will be directed.

For more information visit the Embassy’s web page: www.sre.gob.mx/belice/  or Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmbassyofMexicoinBelize

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    albeit  a  great  opportunity....

    i  find  it   totally , and negatively bias,

      against  the  student 

    who  hasnt  excelled...yet....

    who  hasnt  met  the  wonder  of new  knowlege....yet

    so....is  it...

    let  the  late  bloomers...

    the  slow  starters..

    the  under top 100..students...

    miss  out on  what  could  be  the  guiding  moment,  the spark  of  endeavor.

    the  top 100,already have  the  need   for  knowlege...they will  spend  a life   of  attitude  toward  learning....they  may  not  be  the  students  who  need  the   trip  to   chet. .....certainly   the  squeaky  wheel  gets  the  grease....as  the   gifted student  gets  the benifits....

    but , where  does  that  leave , the   student ...

     who  may  be  on  the verge of  greatness....with  just the  right  spark...

    the  student who  hasnt seen  the light  of  education....yet....?

    the  system is  not  flawed...it  is  working  just  fine...  trouble  is...  the  system's intent,  is  not ment  to  educate  the  masses, with mindset being  to  excell..but  rather  to ensure  that  slavery  will  never  die.

    have  a  great  time  top 100,and  take  notes/videos/photos   to  help  educate your  fellow students.!!!

    KNOWLEGE...THE GREAT  DEVIDE

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