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Prizes for young readers

27 April, 2016
Finlay McCarroll is pictured receiving his voucher from Specsavers store manager Jackie Douglas, watched by Broughshane Primary
Finlay McCarroll is pictured receiving his voucher from Specsavers store manager Jackie Douglas, watched by Broughshane Primary School principal Richard Topping

Specsavers has joined up with family publication NI4Kids to promote reading for young people. Each month a young reader review will be published with prizes offered to both the reviewer and his or her school.

Broughshane Primary in print

Nine year old Finlay McCarroll from Broughshane Primary School has won a £100 voucher for his school and a £10 book voucher for himself for his excellent review of Horton and the Kwuggerbug by Dr Seuss.

Reading skills are vital

Store director Valerie Penney says, ‘Reading is a really important skill for all young people which not only brings huge enjoyment but is vital for every aspect of having a successful personal and professional life. We are delighted to partner with NI4Kids to encourage young people to read and congratulated Finlay on having his review printed in ‘The Reading Corner’.

Reading in focus

About 80% of what is taught in schools is presented visually so it is important that children have their eyes tested on a regular basis. Under 16’s get a free NHS eye test as well as free glasses in the kids’ and teens’ ranges.

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