Schools' literacy training video debuts in capital

A film to support training in a primary schools’ literacy programme has received a special premier at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh.

Read Write Inc, which has proved a success across a number of schools in Edinburgh, is a national programme employed by the City of Edinburgh Council and targeted at P3 to P5 children with literacy difficulties.

To support training of further primary teachers and to celebrate its impact, children and teachers already  involved in the programme have worked together to create a special training video, which was screened at the world-famous Filmhouse cinema on Tuesday (26 April).

Education Convener, Councillor Paul Godzik, said: “We are really encouraged by the positive impact of Read Write Inc, which has seen a growth in confidence and ability amongst so many of the young children taking part in the programme.

“It’s great to see these pupils enjoying books more and more – this is so important to their learning - and the training film gives a great insight into how this success is achieved.”

Read Write Inc uses phonics to help children to learn to read and write while developing a wide range of vocabulary. By participating in the programme, many pupils have been able to develop learning skills to access the full curriculum.

An invited audience of pupils, staff and councillors attended the hour-long screening on Tuesday.

The film was made by the Council's Literacy and Dyslexia Support Service within the Adult Support for Learning service. Find out more about the service on the Council website.

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