Report on Activities of the Literacy Week

The week of Literacy at The Bridge International School was observed from Monday, the 4th to Friday, the 8th of February, 2019.

Activities that marked that week of celebration were scheduled as follows:

Monday: There was a presentation at the (Gym) assembly by Ms Diymba and Mr Assurance on what literacy is. This presentation was preceded by literacy games at the Patio. These games were organised by the department of English and supervised by Mr Enongene and Ms Diymba. Students were also sensitised on the week’s activities.

Tuesday: literacy games continued at the Patio and colleagues were encouraged to incorporate activities that were geared towards literacy in their lessons.

Wednesday: more literacy games at the Patio before form time.  The time for ECAs on that day was allocated for a presentation on musical literacy by Mr Ezekiel. This activity involved the whole school.

Thursday: Many of the week’s activities took place on this day. It was declared a mufti day. The objective here was to encourage students to donate money to support the department’s aim to buy games to enhance such events in the future. Furthermore, there was an extension on the silent reading time of that day, up to 8.50 am. Students dressed in their best character outfit or outfit with letters, words or educative quotes on them, as part of a sensitisation campaign. During reading, students were encouraged to exchange books, in a bid to foster camaraderie.

On Friday, all primary and secondary pupils and students (but for examination classes) were assembled at the Gym for a “grand finale”. The day culminated in various competitions among the Houses in school. They competed in spelling bee and common errors in English. These activities were coordinated by all members of the department. Results of the competitions were declared and there was an overall double tie. The houses of North America and Europe were tied on 17 on a scale of 40 while Africa and Asia also drew with a score of 14.

The department (from donations made) raised the sum of 39.000 frs CFA; this money, as it was aimed, would be used to buy more games for the students to be more engaged in subsequent events.

The HOD, English,

Ms Diymba Amabelis.

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