Minister Bond Reads-DEAR

 

Thanks to Minister Bond…DEAR.

…………………………

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

2008EDUC0128-001631

Oct. 27, 2008

 

Ministry of Education

MINISTER BOND DROPS EVERYTHING AND READS

PRINCE GEORGE – Education Minister Shirley Bond celebrated National

School Library Day Oct. 27 by taking part in the Drop Everything and

Read challenge, issued by the B.C. Teacher-Librarians’ Association.

 

“Our family loves to read and has always made it a priority. I am happy

to ‘drop everything and read’ to celebrate national school library

day,” said Bond. “I have also invited my colleagues around the province

to do the same thing.”

B.C.’s teacher-librarians challenged everyone in the province to Drop

Everything and Read for 20 minutes at 11 a.m. today. The event began

last year in Surrey but this year the B.C. Teacher-Librarians’

Association took it provincewide and they hope that it will grow to

become a national event.

 

“It’s about encouraging young people to read and value literacy,” said

Karen Lindsay, vice-president of the B.C. Teacher-Librarians’

Association. “Studies clearly show that daily silent reading improves

vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and much more.”

 

“It is also important to say thank you to teacher-librarians and other

educators who work so hard to ensure our students develop a love of

reading and excellent literacy skills,” said Bond.

 

Since 2001, government has invested more than $145 million in new

literacy initiatives, including pre-literacy and early learning

programs, such as $12 million to operate the kindergarten readiness

program Ready, Set, Learn and $2.7 million for the ActNow Literacy

Education Activity and Play (LEAP BC) program that encourages literacy,

physical activity and healthy eating in preschool-aged children.

 

Media contact:

Public Affairs Bureau

Ministry of Education

250 356-5963

For more information on government services or to subscribe to the

Province’s news feeds using RSS, visit the Province’s website at

www.gov.bc.ca

Leave a constructive reply...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s