The Republic Bank Limited sponsored ALTA Reading Circles are an informal space for ALTA students to practice their reading with assistance from Reading Circle Guides. Reading Circles are meant to support students who need extra assistance with reading skills as ALTA community classes focus on overall literacy rather than solely reading skills.
In March, the Marketing Department at Mario’s Pizzeria contacted ALTA with the hope of supporting our literacy programme. After just one meeting, Readings and Pizzas was born! After a wildly successful Readings Under the Trees event in celebration of our 25th anniversary – #ALTA25 – we decided to bring local authors into select Reading Circles to share their work over Mario’s sponsored pizzas with ALTA tutors and student. The event was a great success at every ALTA Reading Circle Mario’s visited.
ALTA would like to thank Mario’s Pizzeria Limited for reaching out and partnering with us to make the Reading Circle an even more exciting experience for our students. They always appreciate listening to work from local authors. Having the opportunity to chat with them over yummy pizza was a plus! We also thank authors, Rafael Sookram and Lyndon Baptiste for volunteering their time to ALTA!