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Cayman Islands Government

Celebrating Literacy

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader" is the theme for this year's Literacy Week, which begins today, Tuesday, 26, continuing through Friday, 29 January.

Schools across all three islands have planned a wealth of activities to celebrate the week. Below is the schedule of events.

PROSPECT PRIMARY:

  • Tuesday 26th - 8.30 a.m. School assembly, literacy theme
  • Wednesday 27th - 6.30. p.m. Bedtime Story Time
  • Thursday 28th - Rotary Read Aloud
  • Friday 29th - Book Fair and Literacy Character Day

RED BAY PRIMARY:

  • Tuesday 26th - All in Together featuring author Jackie French
  • Wednesday 27th - Literacy and Parents Day (book swap-shop open all day)
  • Thursday 28th - Literacy Costume Parade (with visiting authors Twyla Vargas & Nazaria Suckoo)
  • Friday 29th - Hooray for Reading Day!
  • JOHN A. CUMBER PRIMARY:

  • Tuesday 26th - 8:30 a.m. Reading with the Stars (with Donna Bush and Jason Harper from CITN)
  • Friday 29th - 8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Celebration of Learning
  • BODDEN TOWN PRIMARY:

  • Tuesday 26th - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cuddle and Read
  • Tuesday - Friday - daily Stop! Drop and Read after lunch break
  • Thursday 28th - Rotary Read Aloud
  • Friday 29th - Students attend school dressed as their favourite characters
  • NORTHSIDE:

  • Tuesday 26th - Classroom literacy activities
  • Wednesday 27th
  • 9:00 -10 a.m. - Buddy reading
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Classroom literacy activities
  • 11:30-12:00 noon - Folk tales told by North Side Public Librarian Mrs. Whittaker
  • 1:00-2:00p.m. - Compound-word Competition
  • 2:00-3:00p.m. - MLA Ezzard Miller will read to students
  • Thursday 28th - Book Character Day
  • Friday 29th - Be Active Assembly - Healthy Words
  • Bookmobile on site
  • WEST END PRIMARY:

  • Thursday 28th - 7:00p.m. Literacy Night
  • Throughout the week Rotary Club members and other community leaders will visit the school to read with students.

    CREEK & SPOTT BAY PRIMARY:

    Ongoing activities throughout the week:

  • Celebrity Readers: Community leaders will visit to read with students
  • Stop! Drop and Read
  • Thursday 28th - Book Swap: students exchange books they've already read
  • Friday 29th - Literacy Day (special events for juniors and infants)
  • Reading treasure hunt and games
  • Literacy and Technology
  • Dramatization, retelling and illustration of fairy tales and nursery rhymes
  • LITTLE CAYMAN EDUCATION SERVICE:

  • Special Readers - Parents and community leaders will visit to read with students
  • Author's Chair - Parents are invited to view displays of students' original stories; students will also read some of their stories to their parents.
  • Parents and other interested persons should contact each school for more details on each of their Literacy Week activities.

    Source: Department of Education Services.

    (GIS)

    For further information contact: Kenisha Morgan