Holy Faith Preparatory School (St Bernadette’s) joined with children around the world to celebrate the amazing power of reading aloud on November 7 in Jumpstart’s ‘Read for the Record’. St Bernadette’s has been a part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record for several years. Maybe Something Beautiful was read last year by Rosalie Jacob. This year’s book was Thank you, Omu by Rhode Island School of Design graduate Oge Mora. It follows the central character Omu (pronounced AH-moo) which is the Nigerian language Igbo term for ‘queen’ as she prepares a pot of thick red stew. St Bernadette’s enhanced the experience for their students by having props like a table and large pot. Art teacher Annalise Dos Ramos created a backdrop and Standard Four student Hailey Edwards portrayed Omu. Thank you, Omu was read by Computer teacher Amanda Chin Pang.
St Bernadette’s Preparatory School