Spidermen, robots, ninjas and princesses. Doesn’t sound like your average day at school.
International Literacy Day was marked on Sept. 8 around the globe, spearheaded by UNESCO. It’s a day when people celebrate their love of reading, so teachers at George Town Primary School have been organising events to help students celebrate the day for themselves and promote a love of books in general.
On the day itself, there was a colourful display of costumes at the school.
Deanielle Duran, deputy principal, explained: “We encouraged the students to dress up as their favourite character from a book and to bring the books with them to school that day. We had a great response from students.”
As a result, a bevy of princesses and spidermen, ninjas and even a robot were spotted at the school. Other events will be held throughout the month every Friday to promote a love of reading among students, Ms. Duran confirmed.