#LiteracyWorks campaign launches today

Unionlearn’s #LiteracyWorks Campaign launches today with a week of events and activities.

The campaign aims to promote literacy in workplaces and encourage Union Learning Reps to make use of the materials and resources that unionlearn have developed.

The week runs from 30th January to 3rd February and some of the activities planned include:

  • A daily literacy or language related question posted on Twitter, with answers the following day
  • A daily blog posted on website. Tuesday’s blog will focus on ESOL and Thursday’s on reading for pleasure
  • On Monday a workshop is being run for ULRs and project workers in Congress House about engaging and motivating learners to literacy learning
  • On Wednesday morning unionlearn are inviting people for a coffee, cake and an opportunity to meet Quick Read author Dreda Say Mitchell in Congress House to explore the inspiration behind the words. To register please go to: www.unionlearn.org.uk/events
  • On Thursday we are promoting the launch of new Quick Read titles

Throughout the week unions and reps are being encouraged to run their own workplace activities – and share them on social media via the unionlearn Facebook Page or with the hashtag - #literacyworks

Kevin Rowan, unionlearn Director, said:

Supporting workers to develop their literacy skills is something that Union Learning Reps do on a daily basis. This campaign will highlight the important and brilliant work that unions and ULRs do in the workplace and showcase new resources and case studies that will increase the support and number of workers able to benefit – showing that Literacy Works with unionlearn."

Unionlearn are keen to hear about any literacy related stories that have already happened – these can be turned into case studies to inspire others.

For more information and to discuss the campaign contact unionlearn Policy Officer Kirsi Kekki – [email protected]

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