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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries. Some 775 million lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults are still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

Activity Ideas:

  • Listen to Genius of Shakespeare podcast – here
  • Print off and enjoy a Shakespeare activity book – here
  • Or how about a Roald Dahl activity – here
  • Literacy Activity book – here
  • Have a good read with our Dementia friendly book club – here
  • Or try a David Copperfield book club activity – here
  • Or write your own poems with our Give poetry a go activity book – here
  • Test your knowledge with a Guess that Famous Book quiz – here