Mocho Primary benefits from literacy programme

March 31, 2017
Past student of the Mocho Primary and Infant School, in Clarendon, James Palmer (left), shows principal, Tina Reid (right), and head girl, Zackiah Buckley, some of the features on a 'Word Wall' that stirred his reading interest while he was a student at the institution.

The Mocho Primary and Infant School in Clarendon has initiated a robust literacy programme that is geared at encouraging reading among students as well as ensuring that the institution remains a leader in the field.

Among the measures implemented are the Journalism Club, Pen Pal Club, and the Read Aloud system, where teachers source books and lend them to students on a weekly basis. Parents are also encouraged to assist children in reading the publications.

The school also publishes The Beacon, which provides an opportunity for students to showcase their writing and photography skills.

The information provided in the publication is also shared with the wider community.

"The Journalism Club has sparked their interest and exposed them as well as enhanced their literacy levels," said principal Tina Reid.

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