February 21, 2014
Petersville students’ advice: Read to Succeed

Hats of all sizes, shapes and colours bobbed through the streets of Kingstown on Wednesday, as students of the Petersville Primary School marched to highlight the lesson that one must “Read to Succeed.”{{more}}

To commemorate this year’s Hats off to Reading programme, the school hosted a week of activities, which ran from February 17 to February 21.

Included in the week of activities were the march, which started at the school, and an inter-house reading competition, which took place yesterday.

Literacy coordinator Christine Martin said the week of activities will culminate today, with different class presentations around the theme.

“We integrate the theme into all the subject areas,” she said. “This will be stuff like drama, poems, songs, dances. We’re going to pick some children who can speak really well and we’re going to show out all of their talents and so on and that’s how we’ll end our week of activities.”

Martin, who teaches a kindergarten class, also revealed that they will be doing a drama on how to grow a seed, something that they had already done during the term.

“ Not only are we learning in class, but we get to show off the talent. It will be fun,” she said.

The reading coordinator noted that the parents are a big part of the activities as they usually help their children with the projects and making their hats. She further encouraged them all to come on the last day to support their children.