Literacy & Character Creativity at SGPAAS Continued from pg. 22 mary) and grades seven through nine (junior high). Wes Underwood from grade two won the primary division (his second year in a row winning), and Connor Pinder from grade seven won the junior high division.
A senior high inter-house speech contest, with three competitors from each grade (10th, 11th and 12th) representing their respective houses, was hosted on Wednesday, February 15th. Daunte Bethel of the 10th grade proved himself as
the cream of the crop, taking the win, speaking on the topic, “Social media does more harm than good.” Winning the overall interhouse match-up was the ‘Turtles’ house, which won in both the spelling, and the speech competitions.
www. EleutheraNews . com On Thursday, the school hosted their much anticipated Literacy Week Book Fair, starting with an out of the ordinary assembly, where everyone involved were part of telling a story. The emcee was the ‘author’ and ‘illustrator’, there were also characters like fairy godmother, a princess, and a Mr. Literate, who talked about the importance of literacy and reading. Officer Merrick Roker of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, also made
a special presentation of a locally authored book called, ‘I Can Help’, to teachers of grades 4, 5 and 6, written by a colleague on the Force. Books for the Fair were sourced by Mrs. Rose Blanchard out of the U.S., who also took time out to speak to the student body during Fair day. Books were on sale for as low as $0.50 cents said Principal Brown-Gibson, explaining, “We tried to have them as cheap as possible so that the children would be able to afford them.” The exciting week climaxed on Friday, with an energetic and colourful character parade and banner competition, where
each class chose a book to bring to life, and dressed the part for the parade through the town, and designed banners around the theme of each book. Scores of students piled into the main thoroughfare from the school for the short march, dressed in characters from Dr. Suess, Charlotte’s Web, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, Super Heroes, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland and many more. Winners of the banner competition in both the primary and high school divisions were rewarded with a Pizza Party.