Tag Archives: English literacy

Rogz Academy Books And Beyond Tv Debut!

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Huge excitement abounded at Sophakama Primary School on Tuesday when SABC 3’s breakfast TV show, Expresso, visited the school this week. We were given the opportunity to showcase our morning English Literacy Programme and volunteers and learners were filmed during our reading session. The Expresso team filmed one of the learners, Lutha Mabongo, in her […]

Sophakama hosts Shine literacy day for Parents


Shine, one of the Books & Beyond literacy partners invited the parents of the children on our English literacy programme, Grade 1 children, and Grades 2–4 children on our Year Beyond Programme. Attendance was very encouraging from 112 confirmed responses received, between 90 and 100 parents attended! The enthusiasm and positivity from this great group […]

Family and community literacy day at the Baxter Theater

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People of all ages attended the Reading Association of South Africa’s Family and Community Literacy Day held at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch. Anyone who loved stories was welcome – teachers, children, parents, caregivers, and librarians. The theme was Igniting imagination Reading and writing for pleasure and play. The event was well-attended by organisations across the […]

English literacy programme pilots in new school building


The time has finally arrived, After months of planning and preparation! Since August 2014, the Books and Beyond team have begun the pilot for their English Literacy Programme at Sophakama Primary School. Their first few reading sessions started outside in the quad at the temporary school premises. It’s with great delight that the team gets to […]