St. Raphael the Archangel's 3-Day Literacy Festival

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School in Maple held its annual literacy festival, called Readers' Theatre, last month. The 3-day festival showcased dramatic performances of written work in script form, by Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. It celebrated student achievement in reading, oral language and the dramatic arts, while also showcasing the joy of literacy through the use of 21st Century innovative digital applications, live-tangible student-led and created puppet shows, digital scripts and theatre.

The festival was dedicated to the late children's author and friend of the school, Kathy Orlando, who worked with the school's students and staff to enrich their love of literacy.