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Words Count News - Summer 2016

Welcome to this special summer edition of Words Counts News.


It is with great pleasure that we are able to share and celebrate all the programmes linked to Words Count.  It has been fantastic to observe the staging of such a diverse range of literacy related activities and it is especially heartening to see the use of language in different contexts and across the community - from fire safety to shaking up Shakespeare in creative coding workshops.  All of these events, though different in appearance, are united by the belief that language skills and finding pleasure in reading are fundamental in enabling people to realise their potential and lead prosperous healthy lives.


I do hope that you enjoy this edition and that you will be inspired to consider the importance of language in you own environment.  I hope that you will be empowered to establish your own activities or become involved in the continued progression of this initiative.


Peter Thorpe

Assistant Director Education

12 Oct 2016

Julie Toplass
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