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Kingstown Anglican School setting tomorrow’s pace today with literacy

Kingstown Anglican School setting tomorrow’s pace today with literacy

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Students, teachers and parents of the Kingstown Anglican School brought the curtains down on a week of literacy activities with a jubilant march through Kingstown, on Friday, February 25.{{more}}

The march, which featured creative hats made by students, ended with a rally at the St. George’s Cathedral.

At the rally, Literacy Co-ordinator Jacqueline London stated that this year’s literacy week focused on writing and speaking, taking a different approach, as in previous years the main focus was on reading.

London stated that the change in focus does not give less importance to reading, but highlights the connectivity of writing, speaking and reading as important tools for literacy.

She added that the goal of the school is to create students who are “well-rounded, literate individuals”. There is a clear importance of writing and speech when students enter into the world of work, said London. She noted that this is demonstrated when they write job letters or go for job interviews.

Principal Kenneth Burgin thanked the parents and the teachers for the co-operation during the week of activities. He also encouraged the students to let their interest in writing, reading and speaking continue, even after the literacy week had ended. He used the opportunity to commend the teachers and students for their creativity in making their hats, as well as in the activities that took place throughout the week. The activities included in-house public speaking and writing competitions.

The programme commenced on Monday, February 21, and was held under the theme “Hats off to Reading-Setting Tomorrow’s Pace Today, with Literacy”.