Promoting education through Reading
March 2, 2012
Promoting education through Reading

The Biabou Methodist School celebrated its annual Reading Extravaganza week from February 20 to 24, 2012, under the theme “ Education Through Reading — Reading, the Key to Knowledge.”{{more}}

The week started with students reading Scripture lessons and other religious readings at General Assembly on Monday morning. The following day was for Buddy Reading, where different children read to a friend or parents and teachers read to a group of students or a class.

Wednesday was Book Day. Each student brought a book from home to read at a specific time in the day. Thursday was Poetry day, and all students were encouraged to compose a poem. The week climaxed on Friday with a march through the community of Biabou. The procession was led by the school’s Tambourine Band, and the students were all adorned in various types of hats made from several types of recycled material. As they marched, banners and books were displayed, the books were given to persons they met along the way as a means of encouraging them to read. Persons appreciated receiving these books. The day ended with an Extravaganza showcasing poetry, stories, dramatisation and speeches from each class. Some highlights of the extravaganza were Kindergarten student Latoya Grant using her immagination to interpret pictures while telling the story to her collegues, while Pastor Cepeda, from Cuba, and daughter Eunice, student at the school, read a story in Spanish and English.

Literacy Coordinator Roslyn Caine, Headteacher Delia Ollivierre and Staff are encouraging the students to continue to strive to be excellent readers as reading is the key to knowledge, and knowledge is power.

They expressed satisfaction that signs of vast improvement are evident in the childrens’ reading as the school has a session of silent reading daily, and many of the children utilise the school and community libraries.