Newtown Primary School literacy week climaxes with rally

first_img Share 165 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img EducationLocalNewsPrimary Newtown Primary School literacy week climaxes with rally by: – April 2, 2012 Share Newtown Primary School students with placards during Friday’s rally. The Newtown Primary School on Friday climaxed its five day literacy week festival with a rally from the school compound to the Newtown Savannah with its students and teachers.The festival commenced last Monday with an official opening ceremony which included addresses from the Minister of Education Petter Saint Jean, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Ambrose George and Education officer for the South Fern Brumant.Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth in his address at the rally on Friday said the ministry “places a lot of emphasis on literacy as they believe that any child who enters school should be able to read”.Hyacinth said the rally has served as a means of sensitizing the public on the significance of reading.“You have had the students marched through the Newtown community and what you have done is to sensitize the public on the importance of reading. You have said to all the persons who on the side walk looking at you as you walk from the school to the Savannah that you recognize the importance of reading”.According to Hyacinth the public and parents also have an integral role to play in developing the skills of their children.Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth “The public and parents, who are here with us today, please send some time at home to read to your children, spend some time asking questions about what they have read. I strongly believe that the school has a part to play but am saying also that the home has apart to play to create that environment that when children leave school and they come home they have some time where they can go and read a book”.Meanwhile principal of the school Jerry Coipel said he is elated at the outcome of the rally.He also expressed gratitude towards one of the teachers at the school, Royette Celaire, for “coordinating and initiating” the weeklong literacy festival.Though the festival has officially ended, an exhibition at the School is still open to the public until Wednesday next.The literacy week was celebrated udder the theme “to learn to read is to light a fire”.[nggallery id = 152]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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