Students at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School in Red Deer recently took part in Literacy Week.
The goal was to build community through reading, writing, fine arts, and special guests.
“Along with our faith, literacy is the foundation of everything else we do. This week we have been promoting literacy in a more community-minded way. Students from Grade 6-9 have been invited to interact through a variety of activities throughout the school during classes and at lunch,” says Leo Chauvet, Assistant Principal.
“Nine guest readers have been brought in to read to each of the classes, as well as an author to do writers workshops with our keen and budding authors. Other activities included graffiti, book art, word games and book donations all culminating with a pyjama and flashlight day.”
Grade eight student Janelle Constantino shared how Literacy Week helped her.
“Literacy week has affected me because it taught me how to be a better author in the Writer’s Workshop and also showed me some ways that I can use old books for different crafts in Recycled Book Art,” she says.
Literacy Week was held March 18-22.