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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Several Manchester schools participated in activities recently to mark Read Across Jamaica Day, one of the events by the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) in recognition of Education Week.

At the Mandeville Primary, Belair Preparatory and the Woodlawn School of Special Education in Manchester, teachers, parents and other volunteers found creative ways to impart the importance of reading.

Educators Howard Salmon and Ingrid Peart-Wilmot, the LASCO Principal and teacher of the year respectively, were among the individuals who engaged students at Mandeville Primary.

Salmon is the principal of that institution, while Peart-Wilmot, a former Bishop Gibson High information technology and business teacher, is now serving as vice principal of Mt St Joseph Catholic High.

At Belair Preparatory, technology and traditional methods were used to encourage reading.

In a grade three class, a parent read a book to students, while children in grade five were challenged by their teacher to orally create a story as a class from a pictorial displayed on the television screen in the room.

Grade 6 students, who in short order will be heading to high school, were asked to critically analysing Shakespeare literature, projected on to white board, as part of their high school immersion programme that the institution has in place.

After their own exercise, Principal Sheron Anderson said that the older students were encouraged to participate in the volunteering by reading to the younger ones.

Grade six student Jonathan Porter-Cameron said that he was looking forward to the experience.

JTA president Georgia Waugh-Richards, in making her rounds on the day, interacted with students at Woodlawn School of Special Education.

Before leaving that location she donated books to the institution and encouraged the students to borrow them.

— Alicia Sutherland

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