Launch of Childrens’ Collage Story Book
Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
Education Towers, No.5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Launch of Childrens' Collage Story Book
The Childrens’ Collage Story Book series was launched at the Education Towers on Friday 18th May, 2018. The fourteen editions of the Childrens’ Collage Story Book contained pictures and stories exhibiting the artistic talent and writing skills of students from the Morvant/Laventille Schools Improvement Project.
The art pieces of the students that were published in the Childrens’ Collage Story Book series were also on display at the Education Towers for the students, their teachers and Ministry of Education staff to view.
Some of the twenty primary schools from the Morvant/Laventille Schools Improvement Project that participated in the Childrens’ Collage Story Book initiative are Beetham Excel, Bethlehem Boys’ and Girls’ RC Primary, Hokett Baptist and St. Barb’s Government Primary Schools.
Addressing the audience at the launch, the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education said the event was an ideal occasion to feature the many positive activities taking place from the pupils in the schools in the Laventille/Morvant Schools Improvement Project. He praised all of the persons involved in making the activity a success.
“Today, as we launch the Collage Story Book, it also tells us of the great and positive things that emanate out of the Morvant/Laventille schools. If you look around, you are going to see so many things that our students had been engaged in, so many positive things and certainly our teachers and our parents and our students need to be commended for the very good work that they are doing,” he said.
Minister Garcia said the launch of the Childrens’ Collage Story Book series illustrated that there is a significant improvement in the hand writing skills of the students from the participating schools in the Morvant/Laventille Schools Improvement Project. This, he added, is very much in keeping with the Ministry of Education’s penmanship initiative.
“When we see the work that the students have been doing,” he said, “particularly in the area of hand writing, we see a great improvement in the way our students write. And that tells me and it brings into focus, one of the projects that we have at the Ministry of education and that is Penmanship With a Purpose..Write from the Start.”
He added that another positive aspect for the participating students in the Childrens’ Collage Story Book series has been that pupils are developing a love for going to school and an enthusiasm to learn their school work, particularly to improve their literacy skills.
Released on 18th May, 2018
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