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Bequia Anglican Primary School hosts Literacy Week

Bequia Anglican Primary School hosts Literacy Week

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Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The Bequia Anglican Primary School held activities for Literacy Week from January 26 to 30. The theme for the week was: “In order to succeed, you must know how to read.”{{more}}

The activities focused on reading. On each day of Literacy Week, students from the upper grades read to students of the lower grades. A different student read at assembly each morning. Students also went out and read to people in the community.

On Wednesday, Brielle Compton, a student of the school, who placed third in the Courts Reading competition, read a story on MIXX FM, a local radio station at Paget Farm.

On Thursday morning, everyone dropped everything and read for 15 minutes. Later, during the afternoon session, students had fun as they participated in a treasure hunt. On Friday, there was a march through Port Elizabeth followed by a rally, at the school.

The invited guests were Elaine Ollivierre, former principal of the Bequia Community High and retired education officer and Dillon Ollivierre, a local poet. Elaine Ollivierre spoke about the importance of reading, while Dillon read two poems.

Each grade sang a jingle. There was also a skit about the importance of reading. Jamya Shade entertained the school with his composition “I love to read.” There was also a special reading activity for boys only.

The LITERACY WEEK was a success. (Contributed by Madge Providence Hazell, Head teacher, Bequia Anglican Primary School)

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