Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Drop everything and read during International Literacy Day

"I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp." JK Rowling

International Literacy Day is being celebrated across the world on Tuesday September 8 with this year's theme being "literacy and sustainable societies". The day was first observed in 1996. Students and participating parents were able to drop everything and read for 30 minutes together in classrooms.

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." Maya Angelou

 Ashley Hill reading with her children.
Mr. Stone reading to some of his grade 1 students.