A leading Montessori School and one of the best organised in Imo state, Royal Way Child Development Academy, Mbieri, weekend marked it’s end-of-the-year Christmas party wherein only pupils of the school, teachers and select guests featured in a staggered sitting arrangement in conformity with Covid-19 protocols.
The pro-all-round child development school at the ceremony, officially ratified, approved and gazetted the teaching and study of Igbo as a compulsory language.
To this end therefore, every Tuesday is generally a Language day during which teachers and pupils conduct both the Class Assembly and every other school activity only in Igbo language.
The Proprietor of Royal Way Child Development Academy Pastor Val Chiedozie was quoted to have said in the School’s Newsletter thus: “Language is the highest vehicle in transferring good culture, values and traditions from one generation to the other. Therefore every Tuesday is our class Assembly, the children gathered in their various classrooms should conduct their Assembly in Igbo language. On this day, we encourage all the children and teachers to speak only Igbo language throughout the day”.
The school has also introduced indoor and outdoor games as well as clubs like Arts and Creativity, Music, Drama alongside reading and debate.
According to the management of the school, this is to ensure that pupils are exposed to other skills and talents that could make them great in life early enough outside the intellectual aspect of their educational development.
The Head Coach of Royal Way Child Development Academy Mrs Joy Anyaehie who moderated the end-of-the-year Christmas party said the school was committed to producing pupils that could compete favorably with their peers anywhere in the world in all aspects, including sports, practical work, IT and English, Igbo and other key foreign languages.
There is also a special approach to learning mathematics called “Magic Maths” which according to the school, was geared towards helping the pupils not to be scared of mathematics but to see it as any other subject that can easily be passed in internal and external examinations.
The ceremony witnessed special presentations and renditions by exceptional pupils of the school who thrilled their teachers and few guests with their wonderful performances.