Students celebrate Family Literacy Day

The Cowichan Lake area’s three schools celebrated Family Literacy Day in various ways, last week.

Lake Cowichan Secondary School (LCSS) Grade 12 Leadership student Krystal McKenzie helps local six-year-old Alex Sawatzky navigate his way through a literacy-centred computer game during the school’s Literacy Night

The Cowichan Lake area’s three schools celebrated Family Literacy Day in various ways, last week.

Middle-years students at Lake Cowichan Secondary School got a visit from the province’s lieutenant governor Steven Point, Wednesday, January 26 (see Page 1).

The following morning, AB Greenwell Elementary School students took part in various literacy activities. Thursday evening at Lake Cowichan Secondary School boasted a similar array of activities, with the school’s Grade 11 and 12 Leadership class volunteering their time to help kids out.

With books scattered around the gymnasium floor, Palsson Elementary School students took part in a book exchange throughout the day, Friday. Students were encouraged to drop off a book in exchange for however many books they could find in the mass of literature.

During the evening literacy events at the secondary school, organizer Donna Seaman, from School District 79, was quick to point out the next literacy event, February 16, at the Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“We need lots of kids so we can do play and learn,” she said, referencing pre-preschool activities for kids aged 3 to 5.

It’s about life-long learning, she said.

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