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”.