Past pupil Kenny Bruce gave St MacNissi’s a massive boost this week by agreeing to sponsor the introduction of a new Accelerated Reader programme.
Acting Principal, Mr McComb, who is a huge advocate of the programme, approached Mr Bruce earlier this month and following discussions, Mr Bruce generously agreed to donate £13,000 to allow the introduction of the programme.
On Monday 11 November, Mr Bruce, along with his mother and step father, Mr and Mrs Barlow attended the school for a cheque presentation along with Governors Mrs McCullough and Mrs Culleton, and Literacy co-ordinator/VP Mr Oakes.
Mr Bruce, who attended St. Joseph’s from 1980-88 (and brother Michael from 1979-1987), said “We are delighted to support this initiative, we think it’s wonderful. It is fabulous to see St. MacNissi’s Primary School embracing this innovative programme to support Literacy, and we look forward to seeing it develop over the next five years”.
The programme will be rolled out after meticulous preparations, the purchase of additional resources and staff training.