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Strong support for Read Across Jamaica Day

Students and teachers from early childhood institutions in the Corporate Area took a group photo after receiving a unique reading experience from storyteller extraordinaire, Amina Blackwood Meeks (sixth from right in back row), who brought stories to life, and inspired and intrigued the students alongside Netollia Fairweather-Sims, librarian at Liberty Hall. The students were given a tour of Liberty Hall and educated about Marcus Garvey. They were also presented with gifts by JN Group member companies, JN Fund Managers, MC Systems, JNGI and JN Money Services.

SCORES of Jamaicans on Tuesday turned out at schools across the island for Read Across Jamaica Day. The day, celebrated yearly, exposes children to the joys of reading, and introduces them to new authors.

Aretha McFarlane, director of operations at the National Solid Waste Management Authority gets a hug from Gabrielle Louza while she spent time with children at Kingsway Prep and Kindergarten in St Andrew.

Access Financial Services Senior Business Loans Officer Danielle Anderson gets into character with students at Josephine Glasspole Basic School in Rollington Town, St Andrew.

Children’s author Nicolette “Aunty Niki” Peterkin keeps the students at Melrose Primary School spellbound during the exciting Read Across Jamaica Day festivities hosted by the Supreme Ventures Foundation.

Reading When the Sun and the Moon Ran Away by Maizle Goulbourne, Salada Foods General Manager Tammi Brown has the students of Jebb Memorial Basic School’s full attention. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

Learning and development manager at Sandals Montego Bay, Shanique Cunningham, gets help from these two little fairies as she reads for students at Chetwood Memorial Primary School.

Salada Foods General Manager Tamii Brown (right) listens to little readers Quaran Farguhson (left) and Kyoneea Pandohie at Jebb Memorial Basic School. Salada Foods gifted students a new play area in the form of a multipurpose bowling alley made from recycled materials, and teachers were feted with gifts in honour of Teacher’s Day which was celebrated on Wednesday. (Photo: Aston Spalding)

Source: Jamaica Observer