Pupils celebrate world literacy day

Monday September 11, 2017 Written by Published in Education
Year 7 students get ready to perform their item about the bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb during World War Two. 17090819 Year 7 students get ready to perform their item about the bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb during World War Two. 17090819

Schools across the island marked World Literacy Day last week by colouring their hair, dressing up brightly and parading their favourite book characters.

 

On Thursday Apii Avarua students assembled at the National Auditorium domes, where each class presented a performance based on different countries they were given to study.

A diverse range of countries were represented by the students as they danced, sang, and gave oral presentations.

Literacy Day is celebrated annually world-wide and this year the theme was “Literacy in a Digital World.”

The theme was chosen because as knowledge, skills and capabilities change in the digital world, so does the understanding of what it means to be literate.

Digital technologies are changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere.

They are offering new possibilities for people to improve all areas of their lives including access to information, knowledge management, social services, and business production.

However, those who lack access to digital technologies and the knowledge and skills required to navigate them, can end up being marginalised.

This year students of Avarua have used a variety of digital devices to assist them with their literacy skills.         

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