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national year of reading January 10, 2008

Posted by Bradley in : Uncategorized , trackback

I don’t see a lot of point in identifying years for things which should be happening all the time. The EU’s year of intercultural dialogue makes some sense to me as a way of making more visible an important issue for the EU and trying to jumpstart conversations which need to happen. But reading seems to me to be a bit different. As part of encouraging literacy, 2008 is the National Year of Reading in the UK, beginning half way through the United Nations Literacy Decade. Again, the Brownies show that they aren’t particularly ept at the PR thing. The 10 Downing Street video which introduces the reading year would have been better with more of the kids and less of the politicians:

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