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


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