On 7 October 2011, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, was in the East of London to visit the William Davies Primary School and held a reading event, on the occasion of the campaign "Europe loves reading", a series of reading events across Europe, involving children, adolescents and adults to promote the joy of reading and raise public awareness on the issue of literacy.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the William Davis Primary School, East of London
||Arrival of Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, by car (2 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou entering the school (3 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou shaking hands with the school members
||Androulla Vassiliou discussing with the school members (14 shots)
||Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Androulla Vassiliou: everybody knows that one of the big challenges that Europe faces at present is illiteracy. One in five of 15 year olds cannot read properly or cannot understand what he is reading. So I appointed this high level group who will study the problem and come up with recommendations next year.
||Chlidren palying with cards in the school library with the teacher Abigael Golob Scheme
||Androulla Vassiliou entering the school library
||Androulla Vassiliou playing with cards with children (7 shots)
||A pupil reading a book (5 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou reading a book with a pupil (3 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou walking through the corridors (2 shots)
||Androulla Vassiliou giving interviews (7 shots)
||Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Androulla Vassiliou: I started this European wide campaign "Europe loves reading". The purpose of this is to encourage young people, children, parents, teachers, community, and members of the community, to encourage children to read.
||Androulla Vassiliou in front of the school
||Androulla Vassiliou leaving the school
||Androulla Vassiliou shaking hands with the school member
||Androulla Vassiliou and the school member posing for the picture