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Scotiabank reads with students across Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Scotia Volunteer, Courtney Sylvester (centre), senior vice-president, sales service and client experience at Scotia Investments, has the rapt attention of students at Mountain View Primary as he reads to them from It's About Time Jessie Bear. From left is Kimone Williams, Kayla Williams, Nazya Howard and Jordan Thomas and Shaheem Henry.
Shynelle Anderson (centre), Scotia Investment representative, gets a demonstration of reading prowess as Mountain View Primary students Justin Brown (left) and Mickayla Brown (right) read the story of the Frog Prince from the Children's Own. Anderson, was one of a number of Scotia Volunteers who had elected to read as part of the Read Across Jamaica Day initiative.

Children across the island were treated to stories by Scotia Volunteers who made their way into schools to share the joy of reading for Read Across Jamaica Day, on Tuesday. The initiative was one of a number of activities taking place in schools across the island as Scotiabank celebrates Child Month.

"We want our children to have a passion for reading and one way to engage them is to read to and with them", said Courtney Sylvester, senior vice-president, sales service and client experience, who participated at the Mountain View Primary activity. "We know that when children read, it fosters creativity and enhances their communication skills, and we are happy to be able to contribute to their development in this area," he continued.

The main project for the day was reading to the Mountain View Primary grades 1 and 2 and a special session at Holy Family Primary and Infant school. However, volunteers were also in schools in St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Mary, St Elizabeth, St Thomas and Portland.