LESSON: Oaky at Cascade Primary School gister
Reading will unlock your future, and that’s why Oaky the Acorn on Thursday visited this Mitchells Plain primary school, where kids learned the importance of literacy and received free books.

Read To Rise visited Cascade Primary School to hand out the 100 000th Oaky book, a massive feat for the small organisation.

The Grade 2 and 3 learners enjoyed an educational programme before they were read a lekker story about Oaky.

Read to Rise works in the 45 primary schools innie Plain and was started by Mitchells Plain residents Athol Williams and Taryn Lock in 2013.

Athol is also the author of the Oaky series.

READING: Learner at school

Read To Rise Program Manager Roscoe Williams said: “For me it’s really an amazing achievement for us to reach the 100 000th book. I’m glad we are able to give and inspire the children of the community we come from.

“This motivated Athol to write the series of Oaky books. Athol boasts five Masters Degrees at top universities in the world and is currently busy with his PhD at Oxford University.”

An excited Grade 3 learner, Ona Nxanka, received the 100 000th Oaky Book.

Read to Rise spent 45 minutes in each class for an interactive lesson.

The Grade 2’s received Oaky the Brave Acorn and the Grade 3s received Oaky the Happy Tree.

Oaky mascot also came out to meet and greet the laaities.

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