Thought For The Day: Thursday 8th September 2022
World Literacy Day
Happy International Literacy Day 2022. “Transforming literacy spaces” to build resilience, and an equal and inclusive global education, is the theme of this United Nations day this year.
Literacy is the ability to read and write. It is a vital skill. Literacy, and oracy, which accompanies literacy, is integral to our “literacy space” at TBSHS.
TBSHS encourages you to write, and indeed speak, using respectful, appropriate, good, thoughtful, considerate, inclusive and academic language, always proofreading and checking all your communication. The same literacy, moral and legal standards apply to the on-line and digital sphere.
Our excellent TBSHS Library is at the heart of the school for the foundation of literacy, and oracy, is reading good language. Listening (for example to good speech broadcasting) can also assist a certain extent.
Literacy also means knowledge of a specific area. Each area of your life, and each of your subjects, have their own literacies, using key words. Our Year 11 and Year 13 examination groups last year clearly demonstrated such literacy, as evidenced by their results. You will continue to demonstrate these skills in all your subjects this year.
At TBSHS, Mrs. Eagle inspirationally leads the way in this paramount area of literacy, but literacy is the responsibility of all staff and students, supported by parents.
Literacy opens doors, empowers, expresses, understands, helps and relaxes people. Literacy improves and enhances life. Literacy is life.