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S.Atlantic : St Helena HARFORD SCHOOL PROMOTES DROP EVERYTHING AND READ
Submitted by SARTMA.com (Public Relations Information Office) 26.10.2013 (Article Archived on 23.11.2013)

Harford Primary School hosted a drop everything and read day (DEAR) on Friday the 11 October. Drop everything and read encouraged parents, family members and guardians to interact with children, listening to them read and guest speakers were also present reading to pupils.





HARFORD
SCHOOL PROMOTES DROP EVERYTHING AND READ



I.             
 Harford Primary School
hosted a drop everything and read day (DEAR) on Friday the 11 October. Drop everything
and read encouraged parents, family members and guardians to interact with
children, listening to them read and guest speakers were also present reading
to pupils.



All
primary schools have taken on reading day initiatives to develop and promote the
importance of English and Reading.



The
fancy dress theme day encouraged pupils as well as teachers to tap into their
imaginations and bring to life characters written in the pages. Every class
year had a different theme, nursery had Disney, Reception dressed in job roles,
Year 1/2 took on the theme of traditional stories, Year 3/4 myths and legends
and 5/6 visited the past and dressed in the Victorian era.



Marilyn
Joshua, Advanced Skilled Teacher in English commented:



“The
children showed real enthusiasm, and worked hard on their objectives for the
day. All classes had different activities relating to their themed topic and
followed activities on character descriptions, biographies and identifying
vocabulary.”



A
show and tell assembly was held at the end of the day so children could display
their achievements.



This
reading day initiative builds upon the reading champion scheme implemented
within the primary schools, of encouraging children to read at home and being
rewarded in school through their efforts. At Harford, bonus points are collated
and recorded into the merit system; a reading champion will also be crowned at
the end of the school year for the best reader in early year’s key stage 1 and
2.



Marilyn
said:



“It
is important to encourage reading as it is essential and can be tapped into
whatever path you choose. The goal is for children when they grow up to pick up
any book and be able to understand the language used, understand the story and
be able read.”



SHG



15
October 2013



 

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