The Laura L. Anderson Primary School, located in The Bluff, North Eleuthera, hosted it’s literacy week activities at the school, from April 16th to April 20th. Teachers fully decorated their classroom doors in celebration of the week, with themes to inspire their students to discover the love of reading, and parents also played an inspirational role, with one coming in each day during the week to read a story to his or her child’s classmates.
Administrator for North Eleuthera, Mr. Ivan Ferguson visited with the students on Tuesday, April 17th as a guest speaker during the morning assembly. He spoke to the students about the importance of literacy and reading, and shared his personal story of growing up in The Forest, Exuma. His favorite book as a child and in college, he told them, was ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.
On Wednesday, April 18th, the students took part in a colorful character parade, where they dressed up as their favorite story character and paraded through the streets of The Bluff with their favorite book in hand – escorted by their teachers, and Principal Vernitta Thompson.
The exciting week culminated with a fair day on Friday, April 20th on the grounds of the school, where food was on sale, and games like hoopla, grab bag, and face painting entertained. A white elephant store, where household items and clothing were sold at a highly discounted price was also part of the day’s attractions.
This year’s literacy week activities at the school were spearheaded by teachers, Mrs. J. Lockhart, and Mr. W. Holland.