Literacy Lift Off Program

Francis Street Christian brothers school

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We are a DEIS Band 1 all boys school in the heart of the Liberties in Dublin 8. We have boys from aged 8 to 12. We have very low literacy rates for various reasons, but mainly the children in our school are very impacted by poverty. As such we have a policy of immersion in literacy and have a very specific literacy curriculum as our children. We teach a graded literacy programme with our 8 and 9 year olds. This programme is called PM Plus. With the use of this programme, we have managed to increase our literacy levels from 33% below the 20th percentile to 18%. However, the books are very expensive, and we need new non fiction books for our 2nd class boys.

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Kind regards
Fiona Collins

Funds Requested:

€154.50 5 Green Non-fiction Sets
€191.50 5 Orange/Turquoise Non-fiction Sets
€191.50 5 Turquoise/Purple Non-fiction Sets
€191.50 5 Purple/Gold Non-fiction Sets
€191.50 5 Gold/Silver Non-fiction Sets
€191.50 5 Silver Non-fiction Sets
€261.75 5 Emerald Non-fiction Sets
€261.75 5 Ruby Non-fiction Sets
€261.75 5 Sapphire Non-fiction Sets

Each set contains 6 books, so this will purchase 270 books

TOTAL: €1897.5/ $2,250