On Saturday 1st April 2016, RC Antigua's Book Reading & Book In A Bag Competition was held at the Multipurpose Centre, Perry Bay Drive Antigua. The winner of the Book Reading Competition was Neequanie Parillon from the Five Islands School, with Dejarnie Fredericks from golden Grove Primary School and Malique Farrell from the Five Islands Primary School winning the Book In A Bag Competition.
This year, with the Club’s focus being Literacy, it was pleased to create and stimulate competition by offering various literacy projects, including the Book Reading Competition. In September, the Club was able to provide a dozen students with back packs and back to school supplies and, at the start of the school year, the Club also started a Student of the Month Award – where every month 3 students are recognized from Grades 1, 2 and 3 from the Golden Grove, GreenBay and Five Islands Primary Schools.
The  student of the month is chosen based on qualities such as character, leadership and academics. The student of the month must be a diligent student, completing his/her assignments on time, showing strong effort to learn the subjects. The student of the month too must be able to demonstrate excellent behavior inside and outside the classroom, is well mannered, and respectful to both peers and teachers. Lastly, the student of the month shows exemplar character through his/her compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.
Through this program, students were all excited and as a result there has been a marked improvement in the students’ school work and even activities outside of the class room.  RC Antigua is happy that it was able to assist in raising the standard and revive the student’s morale.
In January 2017, the Club launched the Book In A Bag Competition which ran for three months and was designed to stimulate reading.  Students were given a selection of books under various categories to read within the assigned time frame.  Designated response activities were also assigned for completion after reading and book reports were also presented on each read. 
Three books were selected for the Book Reading Competition: 
  1. Who is Barak Obama
  2. Who was Rosa Parks and
  3. Who was Martin Luther King Jr.
There were 2 Rounds of competition:  In round one, students read a designated passage from each book; and, in round two, Segment 1 students read a designated passage from each book and Segment 2 each students read a newspaper clipping and in addition to the rules of the Book Reading,  had to display the skills of a TV anchor reading the news.