March 12, 2010
Layou Government School raises Hats to Reading

THE headteacher, staff and students of the Layou Government School held a week of activities to highlight the importance of Reading. The week commenced on Monday, 1st March, and ran through to Friday, 5th March, and was celebrated under the theme ‘Reading, A Vehicle That Takes You Anywhere.’{{more}}

On Monday at assembly, the students were given a motivational speech by Literacy Coordinator Gillian Woods about the use of Reading as a vehicle to help set and achieve goals. They were also encouraged to stop to research new words to widen and strengthen their vocabulary. The students of Grade 4 had a Reading competition on that day.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of the Grades 5 and 6 to battle it out in a public speaking competition on the topic: ‘Reading today determines my socioeconomic status tomorrow.’

The entire school body listened to stories being read by students via the intercom on Wednesday.

On Thursday, an exhibition was held to display the students’ class work, and there was a mini concert at which students displayed their talent by reciting poems and dramatized stories and plays to highlight the importance of Reading.

The week culminated on Friday with a march around the community of Layou, during which the students wearing hats depicting different vehicles, sang and clapped to the music provided by the school’s drum core, and chanted slogans encouraging parents to play a more active role in the reading activities of their children.