Newtown Primary School launches Literacy Week

first_img Sharing is caring! 34 Views   no discussions Share Education Minister Petter Saint Jean and Principal of the Newtown Primary School Jerry Coipel in the backgroudThe Newtown Primary School on Monday launched its first ever Literacy Festival week, the brainchild of Royette Charles, a teacher at that school under the theme “To learn to read is to light a fire”.Education Minister Petter Saint Jean who addressed the students said the festival presents an ideal opportunity to increase literacy awareness on the island.“This festival is a real excellent opportunity that I believe will create and heighten an awareness for reading among the students of the Newtown Primary School and throughout Dominica”.He said the Ministry of Education and Human Recourse Development “fully endorses the Literacy Week activities and remains committed to promoting an appreciation for reading among students, and also to arrest the decline in reading levels”.Principal and students of the Newtown PrimaryThe minister said it is hoped that at the end of the weeklong festival students will gain a greater appreciation for reading, as this is one of the “most important skills” a child can possess.“I believe it is important to note that you students recognize the importance of reading, the importance that it plays in the life of any individual as far as it relates to his mental development. It is my hope that throughout this week’s activities you will gain a greater appreciation for the wonders that can be discovered through reading”.A reading competition is part of activities planned for the Literacy Festival and will take place at the school on Monday. On Tuesday, parents and private sector readers will form part of the Read-a-Thon followed by an exhibition of the writing of students and teachers of the school on Thursdays.The weeklong activities will climax on Friday with a march by the students and teachers from the Newtown Primary School to the Newtown Savannah where the closing and prize giving ceremony will take place.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img EducationLocalNewsPrimary Newtown Primary School launches Literacy Week by: – March 26, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

Juventus ‘compiling a dossier’ on Man United striker Marcus Rashford

first_imgReal Madrid have been linked with an interest in the 21-year-old, who they reportedly see as a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu.And now Juventus are also said to be showing serious interest, with The Times claiming the Italian champions are putting together a document as they continue to track the England youngster.Juve are said to be making ‘discreet checks’ on Rashford’s background and character as they consider making a bid for the United ace.Rashford is under contract at Old Trafford until 2020, although the club have the option to extend that by a further year. LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 2 Marcus Rashford has scored five goals this season – three of which have come in an England shirt targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer gossip on RANKED REVEALED IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ But the young forward has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months amid reports he is frustrated with his lack of regular game time under manager Jose Mourinho, who has been blasted for his mismanagement of the England international.Rashford has made just five Premier League starts this season and has not yet played 90 minutes in his preferred position as a central striker. Rashford has started in only five Premier League games for Manchester United this season LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Juventus are ‘compiling a dossier’ on Marcus Rashford as the Italian giants consider a move for the Manchester United striker, according to reports.United may have a fight on their hands to keep hold of their homegrown starlet, with Rashford turning the heads of two of Europe’s biggest clubs. targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer He is enjoying more success in an England shirt than a Red Devils one, having scored three goals for his country this season compared to just two for his club.And it appears Juve and Real are ready to offer Rashford a way out of the club, if he decides he sees his future elsewhere.last_img read more