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Sep 30, 2012

Literacy in the Home


Last year Kinsale Community School once again took part in the Learning School Project with great success.  The participating teachers, Diarmaid O’Donovan and Tara Frain, developed a booklet for parents entitled ‘Literacy in the Home: A guide for parents’.  The guide was produced in consultation with parents to give practical tips and resources that could be used to encourage children and young adults to read for pleasure in the home.

Following the completion of the project, both teachers represented the school the Learning School Project presentation and evaluation event ‘Ag Foghlaim le Cheile’ on Wednesday 19th September 2012 in Charleville.  With Literacy and Numeracy becoming key issues in Irish Education today, everyone who viewed the document was very impressed.  We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the booklet from the twenty five other participating schools as well as generating interest from members of the Learning School Project Steering Group and representatives of the Department of Education.