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Literacy the fun way

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Literacy the fun way

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Literacy was brought into the foreground yesterday as the Barbados Association of Reading held a float parade to mark International Literacy Day tomorrow.

Public relations officer Cheryl Williams said members usually took part in a fair in Queen’s Park but since this was not happening this year, they wanted to do something different.

“Our aim is to focus the nation on literacy in a fun and creative way,” she said.

The parade started from the NATION’s car park and travelled to Broad Street, stopping at Cave Shepherd where there was a spoken word performance by Adrian Green. Balloons were then released before the parade moved on to Queen’s Park.

As to why they decided to begin at the NATION, Williams said: “Why not start off from a place which produces something people read?” (CA)