The Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town kicked off its Basic Education and Literacy Month with Guest Speaker Mr. Kayron Todman, Principal of the Enis Adams Primary School.
Mr. Todman an educator of some 15 years and a local musician, delivered a presentation on Musical Literacy, sharing his musical perspective of literacy with a cultural perspective.
When considering literacy, musical literacy is often forgotten yet serves as an integral part of Virgin Islands history and heritage.
The next Guest Speaker in the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town month long activities is Mr. Rick S Grant, local Virgin Islands Author. One of Grant’s books “Where I live” is presently featured in the 2021-2022 Kindergarten reading list.
Additionally, Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town has been presenting Sunday readings to the public via its Facebook page to encourage literacy amongst students. The reading series airs every Sunday in the month of September at 6pm.
Director of Youth Services Mr. Aaron F Parillon said, “The month long activities are one that seeks to raise awareness on the importance of Basic Education and Literacy in the Virgin Islands. It is important that we continue to foster creative and impactful ways of introducing our students to the joys of reading, while celebrating Virgin Islands culture. We look forward to sharing the narratives of some of our very own authors with the public.”
For more information about the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town, visit their Facebook page at Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town or https://rotarysunrisebvi.org/.