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  • Persons living in North East Manchester are being invited to a Book Fair which will be held at the Christiana High School on May 7, beginning at 10 a.m.
  • The event is being organised by the School's Reading Department and is designed to improve reading at both the school as well as national levels.
  • One of the Principal Organizers for the Book Fair, Sherese Gooden said that there were too many students in the formal education system that were not reading on a regular basis.

Persons living in North East Manchester are being invited to a Book Fair which will be held at the Christiana High School on May 7, beginning at 10 a.m.

The event is being organised by the School’s Reading Department and is designed to improve reading at both the school as well as national levels.

One of the Principal Organizers for the Book Fair, Sherese Gooden said that there were too many students in the formal education system that were not reading on a regular basis.

“I strongly believe that in the modern world reading is the path to enlightenment, this is why we have invited a number of other schools from the area to come out and share in our activity,” she said.

Outlining the activities that would form part of the book fair, Miss Gooden said, “We will start off with our official ceremony at 10 a.m., there will be a number of cultural performances as well as a guest speaker – Dr. Val Chambers head of the Liberal Arts College of Jamaica.we expect our 2,500 students to be in attendance,” she added.

Miss Gooden mentioned that “much needed support” would be coming from the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in the mounting of a special booth.

“The JIS will have numerous publications in the form of books, booklets and pamphlets as well as audio and video cassettes on display that interested persons will be able to procure,” she said.