Specsavers has joined up with family publication NI4Kids to promote reading for young people. Each month throughout 2016 a young reader’s review was published with prizes offered to both the reviewer and his or her school.
St Comgall’s Primary School in print
Nine year old Caitlin Boyd from St Comgall’s Primary School in Antrim, has won a £100 voucher for her school and a £10 prize for herself for her excellent review of Prom King: The Fincredible Diary of Fin Spencer by Ciaran Murtagh. Caitlin’s family were also given a £150 Specsavers voucher.
Reading skills are vital
Store director Davin Quinn 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 congratulate Caitlin on having her 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 Specsavers kids’ and teens’ ranges.