Buddy readers at GT Primary

George
Town Primary students had the chance to brush up on their reading skills this
past May thanks to Commissioner Nicola Williams and members of her staff from
the Office of the Complaints Commissioner.

As
part of the “Buddy Reader” Reading programme at George Town Primary, the staff
was invited to read for half an hour to classes of various year groups.

The
objectives of the Buddy Reader programme are to establish the appreciation for
good literature and to have professional “Buddy Readers” demonstrate reading
fluency to students.

A
press release states the Commissioner saw this as a worthy cause and the value
of the programme as an opportunity to give back to promising young citizens.  The team participated on their lunch hours,
and personally donated books to some of the classes’ libraries.

“The
programme went very well and I am pleased with the level and willingness of
offices such as the OCC to give back to the children of our future,” said
literacy teacher Diane Musson.

“It
is envisaged that the second session of the programme will commence again in
September 2010 and run for another four week period. Volunteer Buddy Readers
are welcome. Feel free to contact George Town Primary School to share 15
minutes to half an hour of your time once per week.”