On Friday 5th October we had our first reading buddy activity of the year. The reading buddy programme is a programme in which two or more individuals read together. For example, older students can read with younger students, A Reading Buddies program can help model good reading. It's an excellent opportunity that allows the children and teachers from both school buildings to work together to promote and model good reading. On Friday we started the programme by completing an oral language activity, 'Getting to Know your Buddy'. This was a great experience that allowed the children to introduce themselves to their buddy and learn new things about each other. It was especially beneficial for our newer students and of course this year's Junior Infants class. Everyone had a great time and we look forward to our next reading buddy activity next month.'