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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Nine - 16 March 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Nine - 16 March 2023 - Page 12

News in Brief

Tehran’s Vali-e Asr dead trees to become artworks

IRNA – During the “Derakhtestan” event, abstract artworks will be created on the trunks of 11 dried, dead trees of Tehran’s Vali-e Asr Avenue, said an official with Tehran Municipality.
Majid Qaderi-Azar clarified that the selected trees are all dried out, and the woodturning method ensures that the tree on the whole will not be destroyed, but rather visually improved.

Schoolchildren of UK missing out on poetry

THE GUARDIAN – Schools in the UK have “limited poetry book stock,” and there are “many barriers” to the teaching of poetry, new research has found, with teachers most familiar with poets that they themselves studied at school.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) and Macmillan Children’s Books carried out a survey of primary school teachers that found poetry is read aloud less than once a week in 93% of schools.
In nearly 20% of schools, children never have the opportunity to hear a poem read aloud.

3m books to enrich kids’ libraries

MEHR – Three million volumes of books are to be added to the libraries of Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, said the CEO of the institute.
Hamed Alamati described the restocking of books as “new blood that is injected into the veins of these libraries”.



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