Children 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 AIB.
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
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 won’t notice the vibrant, multicultural national school cloistered behind the red brick walls at St. Finbarr’s in Cork city centre. Sixteen dedicated professionals from nearby AIB offices now navigate their weekly walk from the Mall to St. Marie’s of the Isle with familiar confidence since they became part of
Photo captions from top to bottom and left to right: Volunteers from Gas Network Ireland in Dublin with their readers from Mother of Divine Grace NS in Finglas. 2nd class pupils from O’ Connell’s CBS, Dublin 1, proudly displaying their Time to Read Certs with their Davy volunteers at their wrap up session recently. Girls
Time to Read, sponsored by ESB through its Energy for Generations Fund, is a powerful employee engagement programme that staff love doing and the impact on the children involved is just incredible. The outcomes are transformative not only for the child but in most cases for the whole family. Back to school in September –
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 at
Second class children from Scoil Íosa, Ballina, Co. Mayo were in for a treat recently when Lionbridge Technologies organised a fabulous work place visit for them as part of their involvement with the Time to Read Programme. The visit began in the board room with a talk from Paul McBride, Lionbridge Technologies CEO. He told
Time to Read recently ran a very successful Social Media Campaign and our colleague, Katie Walsh,Time to Read Admin Assistant, wrote about her experience of working on the campaign…. What was your favourite childhood book? Black Beauty; Peter Pan; The Little Mermaid or James and the Giant Peach….This was the theme of our successful Time
Pat O’ Doherty, CEO ESB, with children from St Patrick’s GNS in Ringsend Time to Read is generously sponsored by ESB, and we spoke to Anne Cooney, Corporate Responsibility Lead, ESB on their involvement with the programme…. “ESB is very pleased to be Business in the Community’s national partner for the Time to Read Initiative.
Our school was approached by Time to Read North East Regional Co-ordinator Kate Horton in early September 2015 to become involved in the programme in response to an expression of interest by a local business. We immediately saw the merits of the programme but were also mindful of the organisation and time input needed within