Joseph Parker teaches Flat Bush Primary students about the power of reading

Otara’s Flat Bush Primary School, where nearly 80% of its students are Pasifika, welcomed the sports star and members of his Team Parker camp at a special Duffy Books assembly.

His much-anticipated fight against Junior Fa next month has been postponed after Fa was ruled out following a blood test.

Despite this, it was all smiles from Parker last Friday afternoon as he encouraged Flat Bush students to read and succeed.

Why reading is good for your health

The founder of BiblioRemedy isn't a licensed therapist, nor is she currently an English teacher, although she did work as one for 10 years in France, and has spent years shelving books at the library and in bookstores.

Courtney is a kind of book whisperer.

For as long as she can remember she's had a knack for matching people with books that fit with their intellectual interests. But some clients want more when they make an appointment with her at her office in Lexington, Kentucky.

Launch of multi-media competition: Why reading matters

The campaign includes the launch of a multi-media competition today which is open to children up to 16 years old from SPC member countries.

Literacy and numeracy skills provide a foundation for future generations to succeed at school and in life. The campaign, led by SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme aims to highlight how reading skills are of use in so many aspects of life beyond the classroom.