- Year 1 98.2%
- Year 2 95%
- Year 3 98.2%
- Year 4 97.3%
- Year 5 98.2%
- Year 6 96.5%
- Year 7 94.5%
Literacy is a human right. Being able to read and write is a powerful tool for any human being:
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.
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!