Literacy Week brings out creativity

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary IB World School celebrated Literacy Week from Jan. 26 – 29, under the guidance of literacy coach Giselle Elias and library skills teacher Annette Vaughan.

“The purpose of the week was to fuel children’s natural curiosity for books, reading and learning,” said Ms. Vaughan. “Each day focused on a different theme with corresponding activities. The first day was dubbed: ‘Hats Off to a Good Book,’ where students and teachers came dressed in fancy and creative looking hats to drop everything and read.”

Guest readers from the community also took part in the week’s activities, which included a special ‘Read to me’ pyjama reading time. Enthusiasm was high as the students listened to stories from Marilyn Connolly of Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE), and Rita Estevanovich from the National Cultural Foundation. Parents who attended joined in to read with their children.

Also during the week, classes competed against each other in a door decorating contest to depict a favorite book or literary theme, leading to some incredibly creative designs. The week ended with a charge to ‘Go Bananas for Books.’

“The acting principal, literacy coach and staff all express appreciation to Camila Costa and the team from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, as well as all volunteers, parents and others who have contributed to the resounding success of this initiative,” said Ms. Vaughan.