Literacy fever hits Bridgetines

It is lit to be literate!

Bridgetines felt this tagline through varied activities that the English Department prepared in celebration of the Literacy Week this September.

The Human Library which featured personalities who have the same story of the chosen books by the grade levels created impact to the pupils. For primary learners, the invited guest speaker is Dr. John Mari Delgado, a Bridgetine dentist who inspired children to pursue their dreams while for intermediate pupils, Mr. Dexter Medallon, a government employee who despite his physical limitations continued his education.

“The learners are thirsty for stories shared by others.” This was the realization of Mrs. Lea Abacan, English coordinator as she shared the result of the evaluation conducted among the learners and teachers.

Aside from Human Library, Talk Tuesdays which is aired in the IBED Facbook page featured alumni who ares haring the role of reading in their lives and career. Among the sharers are Ms. Arvel De Mesa, Ms. Sunshine Blanco, Mr. Jiggy Patrocinio and Ms. Steph Landicho.
According to Mrs. Abacan the response of alumni to the invitation for Talk Tuesdays is overwhelming that it will be extended until November, the reading month.

Meanwhile, in coordination with the Instructional Media Center, the book promotion activity in every class also became possible. An essay writing contest anchored also on the Literacy theme, “Literacy for a Human Centered Recovery: Narrowing the Digital Divide” was also held for Grades 5 and 6.

Sophia Marteena Magpantay and Ritz Emmanuel Giuseppe Medina