PRESS RELEASE – Children of the special needs class at the Derniere Riviere Combined School received a learning tool which will help develop and improve their literacy and audio special skills.
The delivery of a Jolly Phonics Kit was made possible as part of the Digicel Caring Connections programme for 2014.
Special needs educator at the Derniere Riviere Combined School, Ms. Cherly Shoulette sought Digicel’s assistance in meeting this need by procuring the Jolly Phonics Kits.
The multi-sensory method is an excellent motivator for children and teachers, making the learning experience fun and interactive Jolly Phonics is a systematic synthetic phonics programme designed to teach children to read and write.
Children learn the 42 letter sounds of the English language, rather than the alphabet. They are then taken through the stages of blending and segmenting words to develop reading and writing skills.
The students will learn about the principles of Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music, and how this child-centred, multi-sensory approach will make learning fun and easy for them.
The two main approaches of analytic and synthetic phonics will enable the kids to develop their ability to hear and discriminate sounds in spoken words.
“Digicel is dedicated to improving the academic performance of our children especially those with special needs.
Since Digicel’s arrival to St Lucia 11 years ago we have made it a mission to provide the resources to help children with specialized learning needs thrive regardless of their environment.
I hope this learning tool given to the Derniere Riviere Combined School will help enrich the lives of many students of the learning Institution. ,” explained Head of Marketing Leslie Collymore.