The Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation announces the implementation of the Starfall Education Programme to help primary school students improve their literacy and numeracy skills despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Starfall Programme has a comprehensive curriculum offering a wide range of educational content; including phonics, reading, language arts, mathematics, and more. It also emphasizes a phonics-based approach to reading, which is considered effective in helping children develop strong reading and language skills.
The Starfall application caters to various age groups, from pre-primary to early primary, and is known for its interactive and engaging learning activities, which are important in making the learning process enjoyable for young learners. Its inclusion of games helps to reinforce concepts and keep children motivated to learn too.
The app’s user interface is child-friendly, making it easy for young children to navigate and use the platform independently. It is also accessible on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers, allowing for flexible learning options.
The Starfall initiative was born of the COVID-19 Response Project funded by the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), a project which aims to promote the continuity of teaching and learning and the recovery of learning through online or face-to-face interactions.
The Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation urges teachers and parents to work along with their students to make full use of the programme and help improve students’ performance overall. Parents are advised to check with their children’s class teacher to find out more about using Starfall.