Newtown Primary School Literacy Week Closing Ceremony
As part of the Newtown Primary School’s Literacy Week of activities, the event was brought to a close in grand style, as the students and teachers all marched from the Newtown School to the Newtown Savannah.
The festival began on Monday March 26th with an opening ceremony, which saw the presence of government officials such as Education Minister Honourable Peter St. Jean and MP for Roseau Central Honourable Ambrose George among others.
The week featured a number of activities, such as reading competitions among juniors and seniors and also an exhibition showcasing the work of the student and teachers.
Chief Education Officer Mr. Steve Hyacinth highlighted the importance of reading, while stating one of the goals of the Ministry of Education is to ensure that every student who enters school can read.
Mr. Hyacinth said the rally served as a means of sensitizing the public on the significance of reading, and said the public and parents also have an integral role to play in developing the skills of their children.
principal of the Newtown Primary school Mr. Jerry Coipel who was pleased at the outcome of the rally, had high praises for one of the teachers of the school Miss Royette Celaire for her role in coordinating and initiating the Literacy Week of activities.
The literacy week was celebrated udder the theme “to learn to read is to light a fire”.