In February this year, our Grade 11s embarked on a Community Engagement project which would serve the purpose of fulfilling some of the requirements of their LO portfolio, as well as building relationships in the community and benefiting the literacy development of children in a neighbouring school.

Over the course of the year, they went on Thursday mornings to spend about 45 minutes with the Grade 4 learners from George Dickerson Primary School.

Our pupils were paired off one-on-one with a Grade 4 partner, and they either worked together through a Nal’ibali newspaper supplement, cutting out and folding the books and reading the stories, or they engaged in outdoor games.

As a finale to the programme, the George Dickerson learners were invited to Kingswood last week for an hour of fun and games on Gane Field.