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Everyone’s talking about National Adult Literacy Awareness Week

September 28, 2012

Thanks to everyone who made this a great National Adult Literacy Awareness Week.

Our closing event saw us back in Tallaght this morning at Sean Walsh Park where 65 children from Holy Child School in Killinarden took part in a Maths trail. A Maths trail is a bit like a treasure hunt, but all the questions are connected to patterns, shapes, numbers, counting, measurements and drawing.  Mayor Cathal King was on hand to get the kids started and judging by how many sweets were left we think they are definitely much better at maths than us!

The Mayor also launched our new Guidelines for Good Adult Literacy Work. These guidelines set out and explore the philosophies, principles and approaches that underpin good adult literacy work. They also outline the facilities, tuition options and management styles necessary for effective adult literacy development. They are a starting point and reference for those interested in developing good quality adult literacy provision in Ireland.

Throughout the week literacy was the talking point in both the national and regional media. Thanks again for supporting the week.

National Papers

  • Irish Independent
  • Irish Times
  • Irish Daily Mirror
  • Irish Examiner

National Radio

  • Today FM
  • Newstalk
  • RTE Radio 1

Regional Radio

  • FM104
  • Waterford Radio
  • Castlebar Radio
  • Cork Radio
  • Dublin City FM
  • Near FM
  • Tallaght Radio

Regional Papers

  •  Kildare Post, Page 4, 25-Sep-2012
  • Longford Leader, Page 8, 28-Sep-2012
  • Munster Express, Page 11, 28-Sep-2012
  • Westmeath Independent, Page 19, 29-Sep-2012
  • Bray People, Page 12, 26-Sep-2012
  • Mayo News, Page 23, 25-Sep-2012
  • Nationalist & Munster Advertiser, Page 7, 27-Sep-2012
  • Corkman – Avondhu, Page 21, 20-Sep-2012
  • Mallow Star, Page 13, 20-Sep-2012
  • Vale Star, Page 13, 20-Sep-2012
  • Tuam Herald, Page 16, 20-Sep-2012
  • Corkman, Page 21, 20-Sep-2012
  • Waterford News & Star, Page 69, 18-Sep-2012

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