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PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ – Expression of Interest


PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ – Expression of Interest

Following the launch of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Wellread National Award in 2015, the PDST would like to invite schools to register for a possible award in October 2022 or thereafter.

The PDST Wellread National Award aims to promote the development of a reading culture in school communities towards supporting the personal and academic development of our young people. It involves all stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, Board of Management and the wider community in reading and associated activities.

We would like to invite teachers to attend a one hour on-line Information Session. I would be grateful if you could bring this schedule to the attention of the relevant teachers in your school. This session will outline ways in which schools might explicitly foster and nurture a reading culture in their school, including exploring practical considerations concerning the reading environment and establishing reader networks.  This session will also consider ways in which schools might capture their ‘Wellread’ journey.  Further information can also be found on the PDST website.  Please ensure you have good internet service to attend these workshops and that you have access to the email address provided.

For schools who are already on their Wellread journey and registered from the academic year of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, you do not need to re-register. Schools who registered in the academic year of 2018-2019 will need to re-register for the Wellread Award. The date for submitting your portfolio this year will be Friday 6th May 2022.

To book a place in any of the venues please below visit www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking Please feel free to contact us in Laois Education Centre on 057-8672405 and speak to Margaret Mary Grant should you have any queries.

Kind regards,

Ciara O’Donnell

National Director

Professional Development Service for Teachers



11th October 2021

7pm – 8pm

12th October 2021

7pm – 8pm

14th October 2021

7pm – 8pm

18th October 2021

7pm – 8pm

19th October 2021

7pm – 8pm

21st October 2021

7pm – 8pm

To book a place please visit www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking and search ‘2021 Wellread National Award – Expression of Interest 21-22 Autumn’


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