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Giant Game of Scrabble - International Literacy Day

Giant Game of Scrabble - International Literacy Day

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When:

  • Tue 8 Sep ’15, 7:30am – 1:30pm

Where:

Wellington Railway Station, Bunny St, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

To celebrate UNESCO International Literacy Day, Literacy Aoteroa Wellington (LAW) is pleased to hold a giant game of Scrabble in the foyer of Wellington Railway Station on Tuesday 8 September 2015 from 7.30 am - 1.00 pm.

In previous years we have held the Scrabble game in Wellington's Cuba Mall. This year (with the support of Kiwi Rail) we hope to attract the attention of morning commuters on their way into the city. The game is a fun way for our staff and students to engage with the public, promote awareness of adult learning and highlight the services that Literacy Aotearoa Wellington have to offer. Information about our services will be available on the day.

This day will also provide an opportunity for Wellingtonians to pick up a free book. The Travelling Books project is led by Literacy Aotearoa and sponsored by New Zealand Post with the aim of supporting adult literacy. Brand new books will be handed out to the public for free with the request that people pass them on to another reader when finished.

About Literacy Aotearoa Wellington
Literacy Aotearoa Wellington (LAW) is a specialist provider of Adult Literacy and Numeracy education. We have been working with adult learners for over 25 years. LAW programmes help people improve their literacy - including reading, writing, spelling, everyday numeracy and computer skills. LAW is a not-for-profit organisation and provides tuition at no direct cost to the learner.

LAW offers a number of different programmes to suit individual learning needs. On completion many students have become more involved in their communities, taken better care of their health and finances or become more engaged with their children's education.

Adult Literacy in NZ
Many New Zealanders are unaware of the literacy and numeracy challenges that our adults face This is not a problem that only affects migrants; the majority of our clients were born in New Zealand.

Did you know?
* 1.6 million NZers have low or very low literacy skills
*40% of people in the workforce have literacy and numeracy skills below the level required to function well in a knowledge economy.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Bridget Murphy, Manager, on 04 385 2336 or manager@literacywellington.org.nz

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