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New Initiative Will Make Reading More Accessible For Wicklow Schoolchildren.

Starting yesterday, two Wicklow schools will be taking part in a childhood reading initiative from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Children’s Books Ireland.

Starting yesterday, two Wicklow schools will be taking part in a childhood reading initiative from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Children’s Books Ireland. The initiative sees more than 1,900 copies of Why the Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin donated to children at 64 schools across Ireland and was marked by an event in Tralee attended by Minister for Education Norma Foley. In Wicklow, St Mary's & St Gerard's National School and Wicklow Educate Together are taking part. The donation is part of Enterprise’s ROAD (Respect, Opportunity, Achievement and Diversity) Forward programme, which is a $55 million global initiative funded by Enterprise’s philanthropic arm, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, to promote early childhood development, youth health and wellness, and career and college preparation. Through the ROAD Forward initiative, more than 1,900 sixth class pupils from across Ireland will receive their own copy of Why the Moon Travels, a collection of folk tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community collected by Oein DeBhairduin and beautifully illustrated by Leanne McDonagh.

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