From the 94-year-old publishing company that brought us the highly successful book series Harry Potter and the Hunger Games, came a premiere inter-school literacy contest event called Readers Cup 2014 on August 19, 2014, which was held at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City.
The Readers Cup aims to recognize literacy educators (teachers, librarians, principals and schools) for their outstanding work in improving literacy in their school.
The winners of the Readers Cup was chosen from over 100 schools participating in Scholastic’s literacy programs — Assessment and Enrichment Program (AEP) and Independent Reading Program (IRP). AEP and IRP are a premiere end-to-end literacy solution programs that schools subscribe to, producing remarkable and measurable improvements in students’ reading abilities.
It is my first time attending this prestigious and important event for Scholastic Philippines. With over 300 guests filling the Rockwell Tent, it was still very organized and I felt very much welcomed by everyone I meet at the venue. It was a great day to meet and share stories with my fellow bookworms who also grew up reading books from Scholastic.
The awards began with an invocation, followed by a soulful rendition of “The Climb” by the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir. The festivities continued as we were all serenaded by my all-time favorite Filipino singing group, The Company.
The Scholastic Readers Cup awarded the Top 12 schools out of 107 participating schools whose students read the most number of books. The principals and coordinators of the Top 3 schools with the highest growth in reading comprehension were also awarded. Finally, the head librarians of the Top 3 schools that achieved the highest average in books read by students were also awarded.
Frank Wong, Scholastic Asia President
Above all, it was announced at the Readers Cup 2014 that Scholastic and its partner schools significantly achieved a record of *One Million Books Read by students in School Year 2013-2014.
As a mom and book lover, I am very honored to be able to witness this proud moment for Scholastic Philippines. I also salute all the participating schools for caring for the Filipino students by inspiring them to achieve even greater things, reach for their dreams, and live a better life one book at a time.
Thank you Scholastic Philippines for inviting me and congratulations to all of you for a very successful Readers Cup 2014!
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