Time Out for Literacy
Published 9th September 2010, 4:3pm
Special visitors made International Literacy Day extra special for government primary schools yesterday (Wednesday, 8 September). Education officials, including Education Minister, the Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP; Chief Officer Mary Rodrigues; Chief Education Officer Shirley Wahler and other Ministry staff, shared favourite books with various classes. Minister Anglin read to a Year 4 class at George Town Primary, where the students impressed him. "They were very attentive and involved, and asked some challenging questions," he said. "They have an obvious love of reading, and that is something wonderful to be nurtured." The Year 4 Class at East End Primary has a new literary hero after hearing a story about Skippy John Jones from Mrs. Rodrigues. "This is a favourite series of my daughter, Allie, and the class and I had lots of fun sharing his wonderful adventures," she stated. Also participating in reading activities at various primary schools were Rotary Sunrise volunteers Patrick Schmidt, Dolores Cocoran, Margaret Nohilly, Gordon Hewitt, Laetitia Bush and Pat Steward.