“Reading is for everyone, participate in the Great Book Swap this year to help schools in remote communities to enjoy reading.” Kerry Argent, Literacy ambassador for NLNW 2013
National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) runs from 29 July to 4 August. Twenty schools across the country have signed up to support our Foundation during the week by holding a Great Book Swap. Other activities for schools include Read for Australia, where schools will read the same book at the same time (Wednesday at 2pm for all interested). Another literacy initiative is the Poem in Your Pocket which encourages students to discover poetry.
“My favourite part about literacy is that it expands your imagination and your mind and also you can use it in everyday life.”
This simple statement by a young student promoting National Literacy and Numeracy Week, highlights our Foundation's approach to literacy. Reading provides joys and experiences, and is a means of interacting in our complex modern world. This is the sixth year Foundation has worked with NLNW, who share our vision of national access to literacy.
The ILF team, including Ambassadors Andy Griffiths and Leonie Norrington will celebrate NLNW out in a remote NT commuity. They will spend the week on the Tiwi Islands, running literacy workshops with 250 primary and high school students.
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