Archives: 2017

A Chic New Partnership between Kildare Village and St. Brigid’s 

The beginning of 2017 saw the management team of Kildare Village start off a new Time to Read programme in their local school. St. Brigid’s Primary in Kildare Town is one of the country’s largest and most diverse primary schools with over 1,000 pupils from some 15 different nationalities and has come about as a


Behind the scenes with Mayo County Council

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


Our Time to Read Experience

Stephen McNicholas-BITC Volunteer Volunteering for the Time to Read programme has been a brilliant experience, from the level of training we received to the interactions with everyone involved. As someone who has no experience with children, I felt nervous walking into the classroom on day one. My anxiety was short-lived as I was immediately put