To celebrate the success of the Read Write Inc programme, and further support schools to build on these positive results, Hilary Aitken (Literacy/Dyslexia Support Team) and Alastair McArthur (Multimedia officer) worked with schools and pupils to create a Read Write Inc training film. This was launched at the Filmhouse Cinema on Tuesday 26th April.
All teachers and children from the schools involved in making this film were invited to the premiere alongside Councillor Paul Godzik and City of Edinburgh Council staff. It was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The children were awed into silence on seeing themselves on the big screen and thoroughly enjoyed the tea party afterwards.
Read Write Inc is Edinburgh’s P3 to P5 literacy intervention programme for pupils with literacy difficulties. Read Write Inc uses phonics to help children to learn to read and write while developing a wide range of vocabulary. By participating in the programme, many pupils have been able to develop learning skills to access the full curriculum and have improved their reading confidence. For more info, see our Read Write Inc page.