Park walk for lit­er­acy

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A fam­ily fun af­ter­noon will be held in Over­toun Park on Satur­day in a bid to raise aware­ness of adult lit­er­acy ser­vices.

Dubbed Walk for Lit­er­acy, the event from noon to 2pm will see a host of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for adults and kids to en­joy.

There will be a walk around the park where fam­i­lies will be helped to iden­tify the dif­fer­ent trees, birds and wildlife there, as well as other fun ex­plor­ing for lit­tle ones.

Hosted by the com­mu­nity learn­ing and home school part­ner­ship, the event will also al­low adults to meet Ju­lia Ross and Greta Fordyce, lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy work­ers.

They want to tell peo­ple abut the ser­vices open to them to boost their lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy skills.

Ju­lia said:“Around one-quar­ter of Scot­land’s pop­u­la­tion ex­pe­ri­ence chal­lenges with lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy in their lives.

“From man­ag­ing their money to help­ing their chil­dren with home­work, ap­ply­ing for em­ploy­ment on­line, and be­ing able to read daily news­pa­pers, there are lots of ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties which most peo­ple take for granted but which some peo­ple strug­gle with.

“But there is help out there, via ser­vices like mine, which is free and based on what peo­ple need to learn.”

Wa­ter and healthy snacks will be pro­vided at the event.

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