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Read Across Jamaica brings out the joy of reading!

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross
Constable Shanika Holness from the Franklin Town police division reading to students from Alpha Infant School in St Andrew during Read Across Jamaica Day yesterday. Several organisations and influential persons in society visited schools across Jamaica to read to students.
Nurse Anette Kyeremeh of Kingston Public Hospital reading to students from St Joseph’s Infant School.
Janelle deFreitas, corporate social responsibility specialist at J. Wray & Nephew Limited, brings the story of ‘Little Lion Goes to School’ to life with a grade three student at Seaview Gardens Primary School.
Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission’s Claudia Jarrett-Myers gets ready to read to the young students at Early Achievers Learning Centre.
Tyler Anderson of Appliance Traders Ltd’s Engineering Department was a hit with students as he regaled them with the classic tale of ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’ at the Pretoria Early Childhood Development Centre.
Member of Parliament Julian Robinson reading to students of the Pauline Gentles Early Childhood Institution in Swallowfield. Also pictured is principal Tanya Blair Walters.
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The Read Across Jamaica Foundation yesterday embarked on another mission to encourage the nation's children to pattern fluent and impressive reading, by having influential persons in society and representatives from major organisations read to them during Read Across Jamaica Day.

Reading activities coincided with Child Month celebrations.

Children in schools across Jamaica shared in the joys of reading, through exhibitions and executions of different reading strategies, which assisted them with creating an interaction with text that may be above their independent reading levels.

Here are highlights below from some of the Read Across Jamaica Day activities.