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Cayman Islands Government

Far From Over

Reading makes them sing.

Though the 2010 celebration of Reading Week is over, reading adventures are just getting into gear.

This year's theme focused on the partnership between families and the school system. As such, parents and guardians are encouraged to maintain the momentum by continuing reading activities at home.

Education Minister, the Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP noted in his Reading Week message: "Families have an important role to play in the success of our students. Parents are the first teachers and the values that they impart are the ones with which students enter our schools.

"Children from homes in which discussion is a part of daily life, who are expected to both listen and participate in conversation, are students who are ahead of the game. This is also true of students who come from homes where stories are often read and told."

Throughout the week, Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac students enjoyed read-alouds, cuddling with parents, character dress-up days, and even penning songs about favourite books and characters. Spelling and poster competitions, literacy caterpillars and book fairs were also featured.

For further information contact: Kenisha Morgan