CHS Observes Literacy Week

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Monday, 19 April 2010 Written by Dionne Durand. Photo Andre McAulay

The Convent High School, this week, observes Literacy Week with a number of activities, spear-headed by the English Department, aimed at increasing students’ interest in reading.


Kimone JosephUnder the theme, ‘A World without Reading is a World without Purpose’; students will participate in a Spelling Bee Competition to kick-off activities on Monday. Prominent members of Dominican society are expected on Tuesday to read to students during the homeroom period, ahead of a house scrabble competition during the afternoon session.


The school’s Communication Club will host a Film Wrap Session on Wednesday after a showing of “Hush,” a Barbadian film on teenage pregnancy and abortion at the school’s auditorium. Thursday is Earth Day and a special assembly will be held to mark the occasion. Later that day the school’s aspiring poets will present their skills during the DEF Poetry session before an audience of their peers and teachers.


Friday’s events will mark the culmination of activities with an assembly themed ‘Take a book and read’ and will feature a performance from junior calypsonian, The Irish Kid who burst onto the scene at this year’s Junior Monarch Competition with a song of the same name. The Credit Unionette Quiz is planned for the afternoon session.


All activities will be held at the school’s auditorium and begin at 2:30 PM.

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