The Ministry and Department of Education is inviting all schools and the entire Territory to celebrate Reading Is Fun Week which will be observed under the theme, ‘Engaging and Motivating Learners through Literacy,’ from October 11 to 17.

Schools are being asked to hold a series of activities throughout the week based on the theme. Later in the month the Department of Education will host a Literacy Workshop for both primary and secondary school teachers.

The annual ‘Read BVI, Read Day’ will be held on Wednesday, October 14 and will be observed by the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Reading Council with a Book Fair at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fair, which is being hosted in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Road Town and Department of Education, is being held under the theme ‘Reading Is a Family Affair.’

The week’s observance is aimed at heightening awareness of the importance of reading and encouraging Territory-wide participation in fostering an appreciation for reading. In particular, principals and teachers are being asked to engage students and their parents in reading activities that would promote the theme and the importance of reading.

For further information, contact the Department of Education at 468-3701 extension 2151.

(resource: BVINews)