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Phoenix Primary School ‘Where We Rise to the Challenge’

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

 Whole School Assembly- 10th September

Literacy is a human right. Being able to read and write is a powerful tool for any human being:

  • It allows us to learn about many things.
  • It means we can make decisions about our health, our work and our lives.
  • It allows us to develop the world we live in.

​Approximately, 750 million adults around the world are illiterate and two-thirds of them (500 million) are women.

The World Literacy Foundation tells us that in 2012,

67 million children were not in primary school education and another 72 million were missing out on secondary school education.

The cost of illiteracy to the world economy is estimated at £768 billion.

Illiteracy means:

  • People have limited chances for employment and earning money.
  • People have a higher chance of poor health.
  • People may turn to crime as a way to earn money.
  • People may depend on social welfare or charity in order to live.

So, 8th September is all about reminding people around the world how important literacy is. It's about sharing how amazing being literate can be and raising awareness for those who can't yet read or write!

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PLEASE NOTE: This Friday, 15th November is Children in Need day 2019. Children can come into school in yellow clothing - instead of paying cash could you send in a tin, packet or an item of non perishable food that will be donated to the Food Bank for Children who are in need in our area. School will be closed to pupils on Thursday 12th December for Polling Station.
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