TWENTY-FIVE students from Kingston High School are better prepared for the start of the new school year after participating in a four-week literacy summer camp in July at the school.
The students, who will graduate from the camp today, were given remedial jump-starts in reading, spelling, comprehension and critical thinking to improve their academic performance. They also benefited from a learning recovery strategy which ensures that children receive the support needed to reach expected learning targets.
The programme was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY) and Creative Language-Based Learning (CLBL) Foundation, with funding from the EU 5K run held in March.
The benefits of the programme extend beyond the current participants, as educators who were previously trained by CLBL Foundation in the Lindamood-Bell methodologies got the opportunity to further hone their skills in the delivery of this research-validated literacy and numeracy programme through supervised, immersive practice.
The summer learning camp is part of the MOEY-led inter-ministerial schools support strategy under the Citizen Security Plan of the Government of Jamaica, supported by the EU. The strategy was developed to strengthen services specifically in schools serving communities in the zones of special operations (ZOZOs).