International Literacy Day-September 8th, 2014

This is important to all authors. If our children can’t read then where are our future readers? I’m reblogging.

Sleepy Book Dragon

Today is UNESCO International Literacy Day 2014, a day designed to champion literacy and how it can create sustainable development for the people of the world. More information can be found by going to UNESCO’s website.

If I had known about this before, I would have posted about it a few days ago however it must have been fate that I only found out today anyway as today is also the day that the Daily Mail, a UK newspaper, and BBC News are carrying reports that children and adults alike are struggling with their literacy and, in the adults case, numeracy.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the UK’s literacy levels are down and they are predicted to be even worse by 2025, particularly among white boys from poorer homes whilst BBC News says that adults are unable to gain the vital skills they need because they cannot access…

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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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2 Responses to International Literacy Day-September 8th, 2014

  1. Pam Miller says:

    Thanks for following my blog, Carole. A butterfly you might be, but also a woman with many talents. I relate (haven’t shown my needle work on my site yet). Perhaps, like you, I haven’t given full focus to a talent a paid little attention to until later in life. Good for you – writing on.
    Loved your castle painting. It reminded me of Mont St. Michelle off the coast of France. I visited there in 2000, but never tried to paint it-just overwhelmed by the view. Pam


    • caroleparkes says:

      Pleased to meet you Pam. You have an interesting blog-site with many interests, just like me. Similarly, you developed your skills late too. I love seeing all the like minded people here on WordPress.


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