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Students dress up for International Literacy Day

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.

About Lindsey Turnbull

Lindsey is a regular contributor to The Cayman Reporter. She originally started her career in the financial services, but in the late 1990s switched to writing, launching and editing one of Cayman’s longest-standing business publications. During the course of the past 18 years, Lindsey’s articles have appeared in numerous publications. Lindsey reports on a wide range of topics with particular interest in business, the arts, and community focused events.

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