Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Thursday, 26 November 2015 - 5:15pm

The Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School (ESPPS) will host its Fairy Tale Book Parade on Friday as it continues its ‘Literacy Campaign for the 2015-2016 school year.

 Principal Mrs. Valerie Charles-Welsh said the parade will help to saturate the children's minds with an environment of books, story characters, through a medium they will enjoy.

The parade will begin at the school grounds at 9:30 a.m., and students will march along Station Avenue, towards the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall/ Cultural Centre, through the Althea Scatliffe Primary School playing field and end at the ESPPS school grounds.

The march will be followed by a short ceremony featuring storytelling by Co-President of the BVI Reading Council, Mrs. H. Lynden Smith.

Mrs. Charles-Welsh said Mrs. Smith is very passionate about encouraging young children to read and the school is happy that she has agreed to be a part of their special day.

Parade costumes will feature characters or items from fairy tales as well as nursery rhymes. Big books prepared by students will also be on display.

The Fairy Tale Book Parade is also in line with Government’s mandate to ensure that students’ reading and comprehension skills are strengthened.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to creating a “Culture of Excellence” throughout all the Territory’s educational institutions. 


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730