Monday, 8 December 2008

WOW Children’s Reading Challenge Year 3

WOW Children’s Reading Challenge Year 3Now in its third year, the latest Clare County Library’s WOW Reading Challenge began last November. Thirty National Schools in County Clare have pledged to read as many books as they can up to the end of April 2009. Teachers will soon be logging onto the specially designed website to log the number of books read by children in their schools for the first month of the Challenge and to see how their rivals in Cork City, Canada and the U.S. are progressing. The schools in Clare who have joined this year’s Reading Challenge are Ballycar, Ballyea, Ballyvaughan, Bansha, Cahermurphy, Clouna, Coolmeen, Coore, Crusheen, Doonaha, Furglan, Holy Family Junior School Ennis, Inagh, Inch, Kilbaha, Kilfenora, Killaloe Convent Primary School, Kilnamona, Kilshanny, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Moveen, Mullagh, Quin, Rockmount, Ruan, St. Aidan’s National School Shannon, St. Conaire’s National School Shannon, Cratloe and Tubber National School. The Reading Challenge was established by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as part of the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program. The program was developed to combat youth illiteracy in the hope of reducing crime levels in later years. With this aim in mind, library staff and members of Clare Gardai will visit schools to promote the project in the coming weeks to endorse the virtues of reading.

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