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Bradford barber puts books in the spotlight

22 Sep 2015

 In support of the Bradford Literacy Campaign, a Bradford barber is encouraging children to read aloud to him while they get their locks trimmed to help strengthen their literacy skills before they go back to school. 

Children’s books provided by the Bradford Literacy Campaign are available at Tabby’s Trims in Girlington for children to entertain their stylist with stories while they chop and shape. 

Umar Khatab Khokar, hairdresser at Tabby’s Trims on Thornton Rd in Girlington said:

“I’m supporting the Bradford Literacy Campaign because I believe that reading is important for a child’s education. Getting a haircut is a good opportunity for kids to practice reading aloud and I encourage other barbers and hair salons to get kids reading too!” 

Imran Hafeez, Manager of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Bradford said:

“This shows how books can liven up something as everyday as getting a haircut. The Bradford Literacy Campaign is all about getting businesses, organisations and service providers to address the shared responsibility of low literacy levels in the community, so I’m really pleased that this Bradford business is on board and I hope others are inspired too.”

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