Rotary satisfied with Andy and Elmer literacy project | THE DAILY HERALD

Player Development participants show their activity books and bookmarks.

 PHILIPSBURG–The focus of Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle for September was basic education and literacy. The club introduced the Andy and Elmer Literacy Project for the first time in St. Maarten.

According to the club, this was a pilot project that has been well received with young students. Andy and Elmer’ s Apple Dumpling Adventure is a delightful story of a young entrepreneur named Andy who, with the help of a mysterious voice providing guidance and support, learns the value of truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and partnership that benefit everyone involved.

The book was designed to teach the four-way test to children in the first to fourth grades. It is a direct implementation of Rotary’s focus on future generations, being a friend of education and an example to the youth.

The Andy and Elmer activity books were introduced to Players Development and children at Philipsburg Jubilee Library. Each child was given an activity book and a Four-Way Test bookmark.

“We read the book individually with each child. They enjoyed the story and enjoyed the activities in the book, which included a crossword, word search, dot-to-dot and more. All pictures in the book the children were able to colour. The children at Players Development were thrilled to learn the Four-Way Test, as they have just been approved to set up a Rotary Early Act Club,” stated the Rotary on Monday.

Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets at Pineapple Pete in Simpson Bay at 7:00pm Tuesday. For more information, contact or visit Facebook page Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle.

Source: The Daily Herald