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‘Recent upsurge in undesirable activities unfortunate’- Sharie B. de Castro

- said children need to be protected & meaningfully challenged
Ms Sharie B. de Castro has labeled the recent rise in criminal activities in the Territory as unfortunate and noted that now more than ever the Territory’s children need to be protected and meaningfully occupied. Photo: VINO/File
The March Into Greatness Summer Programme begins on July 3, 2017 and ends on July 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Write To Read on the 3rd floor of E. A. Creque Building on Main Street. Photo: Provided
The March Into Greatness Summer Programme begins on July 3, 2017 and ends on July 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Write To Read on the 3rd floor of E. A. Creque Building on Main Street. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Miss BVI and political candidate Sharie B. de Castro has labeled the recent rise in criminal activities in the Territory as unfortunate and noted that now more than ever the Territory’s children need to be protected and meaningfully occupied.

The former teacher of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is also seeking to put her words into action, using her God-given talents to make that difference.

With school about to break for the summer, Write To Read will be hosting the March Into Greatness Summer Programme which focuses on developing academic skills as well as the development of values and life skills in a fun learning environment. 

Programme coordinator, Ms de Castro, expressed that the aim of the camp is to encourage forward motion in a positive direction to motivate the next generation. de Castro further stated, “While the current upsurge of unfortunate and undesirable activities in our communities is heartbreaking, now more than ever we need to proactively implement initiatives to ensure that our children are safe, engaged, supported and challenged throughout the summer. Thus, the March Into Greatness Summer Programme has been tailored specifically to address this.”

In the summer school is out but learning is in. Participants of the summer programme will engage in Reading and Writing, Math and Critical Thinking, Virgin Islands History, Life Skills, Art and Craft, Recreational Games, Field Trips and Community Service.

The programme begins on July 3, 2017 and ends on July 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Write To Read on the 3rd floor of E. A. Creque Building on Main Street.

Life skills

de Castro explained, “Focus areas were chosen to help children to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate successfully in an ever-changing society. This summer programme will provide an environment for children to be active, to develop competence in life skills, to learn about and enhance their own abilities and to benefit from academic teaching that relies more heavily on interactive, hands-on, enrichment activities.”

Key components to the programme include:

Reading Intervention: Improve reading by building phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension skills.

Academic Bootcamp: Keep kids intellectually active by strengthening their reading, writing, math and critical thinking skills.

Fun Games and Drills: Engage learning through play with board games, competitions and challenges.

Motivational Drives: Build confidence, character, intellect, problem solving, conflict resolution and other life skills.

March Back In Time: Discover fun facts and highlights about Virgin Islands History.

Field Trips: Bowling, Mini-Golf, VI History Road Trip and much more.

The summer programme caters to children ages 5 to 12.

Noting that limited spaces are available, Ms de Castro said interested persons can email writetoreadbvi@gmail.com or call 442-7335.

8 Responses to “‘Recent upsurge in undesirable activities unfortunate’- Sharie B. de Castro”

  • 1 (24/06/2017, 09:03) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    You go girl
  • Street reporter (24/06/2017, 09:06) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    Which party are you belong to? Time to stop hiding behind technology.... Come out and face and talk to the people.. Bring your party with you...Where are the politicians and potential politicians, Come out and face and talk to the people.. Stop hiding behind technology..
  • Xxx (24/06/2017, 18:45) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    She getting there but may not be able to take out myron
    • Xxxx (24/06/2017, 23:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ummm...... Almost anybody better than that funny piece of excuse in there now. Please don't forget all the crap this man already did and continues to do. We have the power to stop him. Let's not be easily swayed. AGAIN!!!!
  • apple pie (24/06/2017, 19:19) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    when is the elections? NDP must go!
  • Just observing (25/06/2017, 18:22) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Consider going back to the school system where you could assist a wider group of students


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