Mocho Primary students enjoy annual literacy fair
The grounds of the Mocho Primary School in Clarendon came alive with activity recently as the institution staged its annual literacy fair.
The event, held every June, is geared at enhancing the literacy levels of students and bolstering academic performance generally, according to principal Tina Reid.
Activities included reading competitions and dramatisation of characters from students' favourite books.
Pupils gave oral reports on books they have read and answered questions, for which they were awarded medals, trophies and certificates of participation.
Among the competitive events was the 'decorate the door competition' in which storyboards depicting themes from books were mounted.
The day concluded with a concert, with students performing original items about literacy.
Reid said literacy scores have been trending upward however there was a decline last year, primarily due to attendance problems.
"We are remedying (that). Overall, we have been performing well at the national level," she said. Reid said she is looking to acquire a smart board as well as computers and tablets, which would be "programmed with teaching and learning material to have our children utilise them in order to enhance literacy levels".