Primary school students will get a lesson in being safe while online on Friday morning at the Montserrat Public Library.
As part of the visiting authors programme, during the 8th Annual Alliouagana Festival of the Word, author and Alan Springer will talk to children about having safe practices while on the internet, said Gracelyn Cassell, AFW Chair.
He has authored two books on internet safety for children, e-Kidz in Cyberspace, a picture storybook aimed at children aged 7 – 10 (Upper Primary) and e-Kidz Mission to Cyberspace, a novel about e-safety aimed at youngsters aged 11 – 14 (Lower Secondary). Both these books come with Teacher’s workbooks and Student Activity books.
Alan works as a consultant trainer and workshop facilitator, supporting schools and families to deliver e-safety. He is a qualified teacher (UK) with many years as a senior teacher. He is known for his skills in motivating youngsters as successful learners and achievers and is an experienced trainer in this area.
The workshop for children begins at 10:30AM at the Library in Brades. Parents are asked to collect their children by noon as they will not be able to stay on the compound without supervision.
Technology and the Word: Contemporary Manifestations is the theme of the 2016 Alliouagana Festival of the Word (AFW) which begins at 7PM on Thursday November 10 to 13, 2016 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre.
The festival will open with the 4th Distinguished Lecture in the Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell Memorial Lecture Series to be presented by Dr. Samuel Joseph. His presentation will be ICTs – Transforming Cultural Industries.
The full schedule of activities is available on www.litfest.ms and www.discovermni.com. Follow updates on Montserrat’s only literary festival at https://www.facebook.com/AFWLitFest/.