Students Enjoy Rainforest of Reading Festival

11-27-15-RForest2The second Rainforest of Reading Festival was held last Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre.
Students from grades three, four and five of all of the local primary schools participated in the all-day event.

In attendance were Her Excellency the Governor Elizabeth Carriere and Hon. Minister of Education Delmaude Ryan. Both shared their personal love of reading and commended the children for their diligence to read the required books and encouraged them to continue to use reading to fuel their imaginations.
For the past few months, students have been able to read 12 new books and complete their own Rainforest of Reading passport.
During Friday’s events the students dressed up as characters from the non-fiction and fiction books to march around the cultural centre.

They also spent the day with the rainforest team participating in various activities related to the books.

To see more photos visit our Facebook page at Discover Montserrat.

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  1. Joyce Grant says:

    Illustrator Jan Dolby and myself (“Gabby” picture book) would like to thank everyone in Montserrat for the wonderful, warm welcome they extended to us during the Rainforest of Reading Festival in November. The Montserratians (do I have that right?) are as warm as their wonderful weather! (Speaking from Canada now, where there is snow on the ground.) We had an incredible time speaking with the teachers and children, and writing stories with them. We will never forget our visit there — and we look forward to coming back! Thank you, so much, to OneWorldSchoolhouse Foundation for arranging the trip, and to the people of Montserrat. Thank you!

  1. December 30, 2015

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