Literacy is all about being able to read, write and understand. If you are literate, you know what written or printed text or numbers mean.
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015, approximately 757 million adults around the world were illiterate and two-thirds of them (504 million) were women.
The theme for International Literacy Day this year is ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’. UNESCO aims for this day to remind people everywhere that literacy is a human right and is the key to a basic education for everyone.
To celebrate International Literacy Day in college, there was a ‘Book Review’ competition. Students completed a review about a book they had read to enter the prize draw, the winning entry received a goody bag including a book and some bookish goodies. Thank you to all the students that took the time to write a review and congratulations to the winner, Gabriella Devine 9C!
You can read Gabriella’s winning review of Enola Holmes - The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer here;
“5 stars. I would recommend it to people who like books to do with unconventional women. My favourite part was when Enola’s mum taught her how to fight. I liked it because at the time that the book is set in it was unconventional for women to fight.”