Rotary Club to host Quizz Competition for secondary schools

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first_img Share Share 33 Views   no discussions Photo credit: Facebook.The Rotary Club of Dominica will be holding a QUIZZ COMPETITION for students in the first and second forms of secondary schools during the Rotary International, (RI), Literacy Month. The RI Literacy Month falls in March each year. The first such competition will be held in March 2012.This is the Club’s major project aimed at meeting the objectives of Rotary International to highlight the importance of literacy in advancing human development and national cohesion, while contributing to the initiatives for international peace and understanding.Since 1985 the international organization has promoted literacy worldwide in a full range of activities that benefited the functional illiterate, especially women, and students in formal schooling from early childhood to secondary school leavers, as well as teachers. The purpose of these projects is to assist governments in their efforts to eradicate illiteracy and innumeracy. But more strategically, RI perceives literacy as critical to the advancement of peace and prosperity worldwide.The choice of literacy project, a QUIZZ COMPETITION, was informed by the growing importance of stimulating active concerns in Dominica among our youth about Civics and Social Responsibility. As such, the competition centres on Social Studies (Geography, History, Government and Civics), but includes Integrated Science, Literacy, ICT and Mathematics. Topics will be closely aligned with the school curriculum and will attempt to inspire and encourage students to read widely, and to develop understanding and critical thinking as they explore the knowledge and concepts in that select group of subjects. There will be a build up to March 2012 to get students familiar with both the process and content of the competition. The elimination process starts in January 2012 with the ‘home’ competitions at school level. It then progresses to two zonal competitions and, then finally, to the national competition scheduled for mid-March 2012.The Rotary Club of Dominica secured the endorsement of the Ministry of Education; the Club is working closely with all 15 secondary schools. The Rotary Club of Dominica thanks our partners, sponsors and volunteers for their support in this endeavour. THE ZONAL COMPETITIONS will be held as follows:Two Competitions:Group A: TUESDAY 7th February, 2012. Secondary schools: Pierre Charles, Castle Bruce Secondary, Dominica Seventh Day Adventist, Portsmouth Secondary, North East Comprehensive, Isaiah Thomas, Nehemiah Comprehensive.Group B: THURSDAY 9th February, 2012, 8 Secondary schools: Community High, Wesley High School, St. Martins, St. Mary’s Academy, the Convent High, Dominica Grammar School, Orion Academy and Goodwill Secondary.THE SEMIFINALS (the 4 winning schools) on TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY, THE FINALS on WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH.All four competitions will hold at the ARAWAK HOUSE OF CULTURE from 2.00pm on each of those days.Press ReleaseRotary Club of Roseau Sharing is caring!center_img EducationLocalNewsPrimary Rotary Club to host Quizz Competition for secondary schools by: – January 30, 2012 Tweet Sharelast_img

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