Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ronald Jones (FP)

In commemoration of the re-launch of its organisation some five years ago, the Barbados Association of Reading (BAR) will, next week, host a series of activities.

Members of BAR will start with divine worship on November 27, at the St. Barnabas Church, St. Barnabas, St. Michael, beginning 9.15 am.

This will be followed by the distribution of bookmarks to primary and secondary schools on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29.

On Thursday, December 1, Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ronald Jones, will officially open BAR’s Reading Conference when he delivers the feature address at the Accra Beach Hotel, Rockley, Christ Church, at 6:00 p.m.

The Reading Conference will be held the following day, Friday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., at the Accra Beach Hotel.

Thursday, December 1, will also see the start of meetings for Caribbean affiliates??of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Committee for International Development in the Caribbean (CIDCAR), at the Blue Horizon Hotel, Rockley, Christ Church.

The series, which runs until December 3, will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 5:15 p.m. daily. It will, among other things, examine skills and techniques needed for developmental reading. Chairperson of CIDCAR and Acting Deputy Principal at the Garrison Secondary School, Dr. Ann Fergusson will coordinate the event.

Meanwhile, the December 3 session will be a Leadership Meeting that will be conducted by officials of the IRA. The key aim of this event will be to keep members abreast of current developmental strategies for the teaching of reading to both children and adults.


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