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St Clair Dacon Secondary holds successful Modern Languages Week

St Clair Dacon Secondary holds successful Modern Languages Week


High commendations are in order for the Modern Languages Department of the St Clair Dacon Secondary School for coordinating a successful Modern Languages Week, using the theme ‘LANGUAGE: Live, Love, Learn’.{{more}} The week, which ran from Monday, March 3 to Friday, March 7, was sponsored by a number of business enterprises and non-profit organizations. Contributions in kind were also made by a number of persons.

A release from the school said the week began with the opening ceremony and launch of the week of activities. On Tuesday, there was focus on ‘Reading in the Content Area’ during the sixth period. This was followed on Wednesday with a focus on the two foreign languages taught at the school: French and Spanish.

In the morning, a mini exhibition was held to showcase aspects of the French and Spanish languages. The highlight of the afternoon was the ‘Chavez was Here Read Aloud’ competition, sponsored by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and won by third form student Kyshawna Bacchus. The Alliance Française ‘Read Aloud’ competition in French was won by Liliah Olliver, another third form student. This was followed by a Spelling-bee on Thursday won by Jolicia Providence, a second former and on Friday, the week climaxed with a keenly contested Public Speaking Competition. This competition was won by the Adelphi Secondary School, ably represented by Ezrica Pitt. Andrea Patterson, representing the host school, placed second and Cassandra Gerald of the George Stephens Sr Secondary placed third.