The Holiday Club at Monde Primary School in Victoria Falls has been very successful again during the recent school break, with a consistent average of 21 children in attendance each session. 80% of the students have made great improvements in English and mathematics; progress which didn’t go unnoticed by their teachers once school recommenced.
The grade four and five classes are now able to remember their times tables with ease. This is thanks in part to the dedication of community volunteers who have spent a lot of time supporting the children during class. Students who were falling behind have also been given extra assistance and have worked hard to catch up with the other children; a very positive result.
At the end of the Holiday Club, the children were each given a small gift to acknowledge their hard work and consistency in attending class. They weren’t the only ones who were working hard though. To welcome the students back to school after the holiday, the volunteers took it upon themselves to clean the classrooms and decorate the walls with charts and pictures to brighten up the learning environment.
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