We are extremely grateful to global engineering solutions provider Jacobs for their recent, generous donation of Amazon Kindle Fire devices to one of our partner schools.
The devices were given to pupils from Coniston Primary School in Bristol who had taken part in our Reading Recovery programme which aims to help primary school children aged between 7 and 11 improve their literacy skills by giving them time to practice reading ‘one to one’ with a volunteer ‘Buddy’.
The devices will enable these young people, who have worked hard to improve their reading with the programme, be able to read and access a wide variety of books from anywhere and perhaps inspire them to take up reading and/or writing as a hobby.
Susanne Lopes, Cities & Places Europe Lead at Jacobs said: “We were only too happy to be able to help Bristol Sport Foundation and Coniston School to deliver this crucial programme as we know young people and education lie at the heart of our communities”
Alan Walters, Headteacher at Coniston Primary School, said: “Reading Recovery has been a huge success here at Coniston Primary School. The children who have taken part in the programme have thoroughly enjoyed it and the impact has been staggering.
We chose children who lacked confidence, not only as readers, but also within the classroom environment. The input from the reading ‘buddies’ is caring, encouraging and makes the children feel valued. The time they have invested in the children has increased their confidence and enhanced their love of reading. I cannot speak highly enough of the programme, the people involved and the impact it has had on the children at my school.
The donation of books and Kindle devices will ensure their love of reading continues in the future and their increased confidence has improved their life chances. Thank you from everyone at Coniston!”
Paul Glanville, Corporate Partnerships Manager at BSF, said: “Many thanks to Jacobs for the generous Kindle Fire donations to help give a few of the pupils at Coniston Primary School, Patchway an end of term boost. Simple acts of kindness can make a very big difference to many of Bristol’s youngsters doing their best to negotiate often more of life’s downs than ups.”
To find out more about the Nascence programme and Reading Recovery, please contact Paul Glanville.
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