Lowmans Anglican School focussing on excellence
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February 15, 2011
Lowmans Anglican School focussing on excellence

A Spanish Family, fun Nursery Rhymes and outstanding professionals were just a few of the features of the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School’s (LLAS) Hats off to Reading rally.{{more}}

The school held its rally on Thursday February 10, 2011, under the theme “Read beyond our Reality to raise our Writing Ability” and with the slogan “Read Up, Write Down.”

The students of the school all displayed their commendable reading and literacy skills, as kindergarten to grade six read stories, did drama presentations and songs. The students were also entertained by guest Gloria Williams, who performed a poem “Banana man” and amused the children and teachers with a brief stand-up comedy session.

Literacy Coordinator of the LLAS Lynette Roberts, speaking during the rally, explained that the school had a packed week of activities all promoting literacy. Roberts stated that it is the aim of the teachers of the school, to ensure that students learn to read and write efficiently. “As teachers, we have a burning desire that our students learn to read and write,” she said. She added that students are taught the importance of reading and writing, as it is a skill that needs to be developed, not only for school, but for life.

Principal of the School Venda Smith, making brief remarks, stated that the school focuses on the word “Excellence”, encouraging children to strive for excellence at all times. Commending the teachers for their hard work throughout the term, Smith also urged parents to encourage children to take time out while at home to read.

Senior Education Officer Elizabeth Walker also shared some encouraging words with the students and teachers urging them to continue to read and write to improve literacy. She also encouraged parents to play a part in the education of their children, encouraging them to read often.

The school’s week of literacy was launched on Monday, February 7, 2011. The other activities included a reading competition and a Public Speaking competition. Friday’s rally also featured an exhibition of drawings, craft and stories done by the students. Students were also given prizes for their outstanding performances in the week’s competitions.(OS)