Going global

Education charity FILMCLUB is launching a season of films to mark International Literacy Day.

That’s right, this year’s Literacy Day – the 45th time UNESCO has marked the occasion – will come with a carefully selected complement of international movies, chosen to highlight the importance of literacy in people’s lives and the disparity in literacy levels between certain countries. Titles will include Akeelah & The Bee – about an impoverished girl’s exceptional talent for spelling; Eleanor’s Secret; The Class; and Oscar-winning drama The Lives of Others.

Free to all state schools, the films are guaranteed to promote discussion in your class – and, if you want to help boost your children’s literacy, why not ask them to submit a review to the FILMCLUB website?

To get involved, pay a visit to the FILMCLUB website, filmclub.org

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Pie Corbett