Reading cool

The Reading Is Cool project hosted by the Lions Club of tropical Gardens has continued into 2009.

Primary student Sasha

Primary student Sasha with her hand-crafted card.
Photo: Submitted

The Lions and their guests recently welcomed 13 children from various public Primary schools in Grand Cayman for a day of reading, nutrition, and crafts.

The students were first treated to a very nutritious breakfast of fruits, sandwiches and yogurt.

Afterwards, Dental Hygienist Alice Jolley spoke to the children about taking care of their teeth. She used a teeth model to demonstrate how proper brushing techniques.

Each student was then paired with a Lion or guest for one-to-one reading sessions.

A craft session followed and each child made a Valentine’s Day card for their parents.

The children enjoyed some relaxation time by playing at the Dart Park in South Sound before travelling to visit the George Town Branch Library.

The librarian introduced the children to the different sections and each child selected books of interest and read to each other.

The students were encouraged to join the Library and many of them indicated that they would ask their parents to take them to join.

Each student was given a Reading Is Cool t-shirt and books before being taken home.