The Clare Hall Secondary School received a needed boost to its Literacy Programme as a result of a timely donation from the Rotary Club of Antigua (RCA). On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 the philanthropic organization presented supplies to include stationery items and technological equipment, during a brief ceremony which took place at the school’s Literacy Centre.
President of the RCA, Kevin Silston, indicated that the Club is very pleased to support such an initiative as education is one of the key areas of development for the Club and improving literacy across the island is of significant importance. President Kevin also expressed thanks to Rotarians, Paper Clips, Hadeed Motors and ACT for their respective assistance in making the contribution possible.
Principal of the Clare Hall Secondary School, Ashworth Azille, expressed thanks to the Club for its consideration and investment in the programme. Literacy Specialist Teacher, Mrs. Marcia Chatham also expressed her profound gratitude to the Club for answering the call for support.
The Clare Hall Secondary School’s Literacy Intervention Programme aims to provide literacy intervention for struggling students. The room dedicated to literacy intervention, presently caters to students from Forms 1, 2 and 3 for intervention and remedial English classes. At the beginning of each year the students classified as Level 3 and 4 based on the Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA) are assessed by the literacy specialist using the Diagnostic Assessment of Reading (DAR).
The vision is for the students who access the support in the literacy centre to develop in their reading, writing, comprehension and oral language skills over the years. The growth in literacy may not necessarily be evident immediately as students will vary according to their development and underlying learning difficulties or disabilities.