Monday, 12 October 2009

Inspiring children to read

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
I'm sorry to say so
But, sadly it's true
That bang-ups and hang-ups
Can happen to you.
Let’s be sure when we step.
Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life’s a great balancing act.

The above poem comes from Dr Seuss and I read it for the first time when I was around 13 years old. It is with surprise that when I look back at many of the things I believe in, and that drove me to become what I am, come from the reading material I had available.

I must therefore, do more to ensure that those children who come after me, have the same (if not more) access to reading material.