Jenny Marra lodges motion supporting Evening Telegraph campaign on Dundee literacy levels

17 January 2012

Responding to the campaign by the Evening Telegraph to collect over 5000 books for Dundee schoolchildren, Jenny Marra MSP has lodged the following motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the campaign:

Dundee Born and Read

That the Parliament supports the Dundee Evening Telegraph’s Born and Read campaign to collect and distribute 5,000 books through school libraries to benefit children across Dundee; understands that 25% of children are growing up in households without books and that the roots of illiteracy take hold in the earliest years of child development; considers the social and individual cost of low levels of literacy to be unacceptable; welcomes this campaign to improve literacy levels in Dundee, and congratulates DC Thomson on this initiative.



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