LICENCE TO THRILL: WORD WARRIOR 2019

LICENCE TO THRILL: WORD WARRIOR 2019

Monday 12 August 2019 was International Youth Day 2019; a day created by the United Nations to draw attention to the challenges facing young people globally. This year’s theme is ‘Transforming education’ and serves to highlight efforts to make education more relevant,...
MAKING INROADS TO IMPROVED LITERACY: RALLY TO READ

MAKING INROADS TO IMPROVED LITERACY: RALLY TO READ

It was President Cyril Ramaphosa himself who recently declared that, “Early-grade reading is possibly the single most important factor in overcoming poverty, unemployment and inequality.” According to the “Progress in International Reading Literacy Study”...
WORD WARRIOR COMPETITION SHARPENS LITERARY SKILLS

WORD WARRIOR COMPETITION SHARPENS LITERARY SKILLS

READ Educational Trust’s annual Word Warrior Competition has always drawn attention to the creative young wordsmiths in South Africa, and last year’s competition proved no different! The 2018 Word Warrior Competition required all entrants (aged nine through 16) to...
WHY READING ALOUD MEANS THE WORLD TO CHILDREN

WHY READING ALOUD MEANS THE WORLD TO CHILDREN

For 10 years, World Read Aloud Day has drawn global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Celebrated on the 1st of February 2019, it is well worth taking time to consider the countless benefits of this activity, and mulling over some...
RAISING SUPERHEROES THROUGH READING, IN 2018

RAISING SUPERHEROES THROUGH READING, IN 2018

In a country of great contrasts and diversity, in which the future seems filled with uncertainty, our focus should be on empowering our young people at all costs. What better way to do so, than with helping them discover facts about their world, and most importantly,...

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