An Ignatius Byer Primary student taking part in the “Reading Fun in the Sun” event. (GP)

The Ignatius Byer Primary School, Lowlands, St. Lucy, recently held its reading week under the theme: Escape to Everywhere – With a Book.

Students visited places they would not normally go through the transformative power of books. During the week, they expanded their reading skills by learning to read music.

Teachers exchanged classes to read to other students; both children and teachers wore shirts with their favourite quotes and sayings on “Read My Shirt Day”; and Days Bookstore visited the school and sold books to pupils so they could expand both their home libraries and vocabulary.

The highlight of the week was the “Reading Fun in the Sun” event, where pupils got to read outdoors in an informal setting.

They donned sunglasses and sat on beach towels on the school’s pasture while listening to parent volunteer, Francillia Beckles, read one of her favourite children’s books to them.

Students got a chance to share poems and act out plays created by them during the week.

They enjoyed, in particular, a play staged by teachers and ancillary staff who put their own spin on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs.

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