ChildrenÂ from O’ Connell’s CBS, Dublin 1 with their volunteers from Davy, at the launch of their programme. Girls from St. Patrick’s GNS, Ringsend, deep in concentration making Doodlebots with their volunteer from ESB at their workplace visit. Smiles all round with the children from St. Marie’s of the Isle, Cork, and their volunteers from
The beginning of 2017 saw the management team of Kildare Village start off a new Time to Read programme in their local school.Â St. Brigidâ€™s Primary in Kildare Town is one of the countryâ€™s largest and most diverse primary schools with over 1,000 pupils from some 15 different nationalities and has come about as a
This month, children and staff from Breaffy National School went on a fantastic workplace visit to the Mayo County Council offices in Castlebar. On arrival, the children were led to the Council Chamber where they were greeted by their volunteers. The children were each assigned seats as though they were Councillors themselves! The Cathaoirleach Al
We gathered some fantastic feedback from the parents of the children taking part in Time to Read from all over the country. Their insights are hugely important and highlight that the programme impacts children positively, both in school and at home.
Mayo County Librarian, Darina Molloy provided an account of her involvement with Time to Read this year. Read more below. When Business in the Community approached Mayo County Council last year about the possibility of our getting involved in the Time to Read programme, the baton was eagerly grasped by Mayo County Library. I came
Karl Kemple, Time to Read volunteer with the Gas Networks Ireland and Mother of Divine Grace partnership Please tell us about your contribution to Time to Read For the last five years I have been reading with children aged 7 in Mother of Divine Grace primary school. Having previously worked with an older age group,
Unless you know where to look, you wonâ€™t notice the vibrant, multicultural national school cloistered behind the redÂ brick walls at St. Finbarrâ€™s Â in Cork city centre. Sixteen dedicated professionals from nearby AIB offices now navigate their weekly walk from the Mall to St. Marieâ€™s of the Isle with familiar confidence since they became