Better basics Reading Programme

January 2018 has seen the commencement of a new phase of a reading support programme called, Better Basics, in  County Kildare.

The programmes harnesses volunteers from the local community who give their time during school hours, to spend some time with children who need to practice their reading. Better Basics uses a structured methodology which is focused on supporting the child develop independent reading strategies, that they will have honed over the duration of the programme and carry with them as they progress in their education. In total there are 6 schools, 61 children and 25 volunteers participating in the programme. The participating schools are; Scoil Mhichil Naofa Athy, Scoil an Linbh Iosa Naas, St. Patrick’s Celbridge, Scoil Namoh Phadraig Curragh, Curragh Girls School, St. Bridget’s Kildare Town.

The programme will run from January until May in the participating schools. The programme is a collaboration between County Kildare LEADER Partnership and Kildare Library and Arts Service.

For further information contact Aine on 086 0414223 or email


Below are a few photos from the Better Basic Celebration 2017….


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