Watch: Learners support a culture of reading

Youngsters took to the streets of Reiger Park to encourage residents to read books.

In celebration of National Book Week from September 3 to 9, the Reiger Park Library, in partnership with primary schools from Reiger Park, explored the world of reading.

Grade Six learners from Lakeside Primary School, Reiger Park Primary School, Goedehoop Primary School, Drommedaris Primary School, Ekurhuleni Primary School and Leeuwpoort Primary School took to the streets of Reiger Park on September 7 to encourage residents to read books.

Marching through the streets of Reiger Park, learners held high their placards reading “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” and “Drop everything and read”.

Creating a musical vibe and attracting residents, the Reiger Park Boy Brigade musical band led the march which started at Reiger Park Primary and ended at the Reiger Park Library.

Librarians encouraged learners to read their books and also to make use of the available library resources and programmes to enrich their minds.

Librarian Lydia Simons said: “The march was to promote the culture of reading and to promote the services of the library. People need to be reminded the library is available for them to be utilised.

“We have heard some cases of children who are in higher grades who can’t read so by promoting reading we want to equip them with reading skills that will help them in schools.”

Organisers of the march Melanie Adams from Lakeside Primary highlighted the theme for National Book Week was “Reading is Leading”.

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Ntombikayise Sibeko
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