Literacy Week Exhibition

vlcsnap-2014-04-09-18h02m53s30Several primary schools gathered at the Government Headquarters on April 9th, to showcase some of the work completed last month, during Literacy Week.

The Roseau Primary, St. Mary’s Primary and Campbell Primary School among others, put up presentations and works of art, displaying their writing skills.

Mrs. Margaret Jules-Royer, Education Officer for the Western District, noted this is the climax of activities for 16 schools in the district that participated in this year’s Literacy Week.

“Today you will see literacy across the curriculum. We want teachers to think outside of the box”, she explained.

Mrs. Margaret Jules-Royer, Education Officer for the Western District

Mrs. Margaret Jules-Royer, Education Officer for the Western District

Mrs. Jules-Royer noted that often times when people hear literacy, they automatically think of reading and writing when in fact literacy is used in other everyday subjects.

According to the Education Officer, based on results from various Caribbean examinations throughout the year, the Ministry of Health has noticed, particularly in the Western district that more focus needs to be placed on writing and different forms of writing among students.

vlcsnap-2014-04-09-18h00m59s168Therefore strong emphasis was placed on writing techniques during literacy week.

Mrs. Jules-Royer added that they have also begun re-training teachers in traits of writing and the process approach.

The exhibition is open to the public and closes on Thursday at 1 p.m.

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