World Read Aloud Day: How we celebrated

Superheroes Love Reading:

Excited learners from Nooitgedacht Primary, located in Bishop Lavis were surprised with their very own copies and a fun day of out-loud reading of the new children’s book “Yola and the Trusted Crown” to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.

The book was commissioned by Coronation Fund and it is about the power of resilience and resourcefulness amid life’s challenges including the global pandemic, Covid-19.

Altogether over 6000 Grade 1 & 2 learners from eight different schools in and around the Cape Flats each received their own copy of the book, in their home language, be that English, isiXhosa or Afrikaans. 

Living Through Learning is proud of the instrumental role that we played in making the books available to communities in need, as well as helping with distribution to celebrate the magic of reading aloud and help children fall in love with reading.

The book is available for free download in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa & Sesotho on

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Wendy Bergsteedt (left) and Mary-Anne Musekiwa (right) of Coronation read a story to the Grade 1 class of Nooitgedacht Primary in Bishop Lavis. This was the first school to pilot Coronation’s Reading Adventure Rooms programme some years ago.

Picture credit: Jurie Senekal