Looks Like We Got Ourselves A Reader

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This afternoon.

The launch of World Book Day (which takes place tomorrow) an initiative ‘to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading’.

Authors Shane Hegarty (Darkmouth); Derek Landy (Skullduggery Pleasant) and David O’Doherty (Danger Is Everywhere) joined a flock of Educate Together bookworm tearaways in Trinity Hall, Trinity College, Dublin

Pic 2: Shane Hegarty and Kathy Moore; Pic 3: Derek Landy with Ella Gremms; Bottom pic, adults from left: David O’Doherty, Shane Hegarty, Erika McGann, Steven Butler and Derek Landy with tykes, from left:  Sayo Owolah, Ali Khan, Aansa Irfan, Luke O Beirns, all rom Educate Together, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

World Book Day Ireland

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

6 thoughts on “Looks Like We Got Ourselves A Reader

  1. Ciarán

    It could be tokenism or it could be that a lot of upwardly-mobile new immigrants push their kids into such book programmes (and other extra-curricular activities) to raise their education levels and hopefully later thier opportunities, while the while Irish kids of similar economic back-grounds are playing xBox after school on the family widescreen TV half the size of their parent’s tiny living rooms.

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