AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 14 May 2010 – Applications are now being called for from all schools eligible for Chevron New Zealand’s $70,000 Caltex Energy For Learning Resource Grant for Reading Recovery.
Reading Recovery teachers can apply for a grant to buy new readers or other specialist reading resources for their school. All applications are entered into a draw and in July of this year 230 schools will be selected at random to each receive a $300 grant.
The one-off grant will contribute at a grass roots level to the advancement of education in New Zealand, supplying much needed extra reading resources to students in the Reading Recovery programme.
Reading Recovery Trainer Blair Koefoed said, “Early literacy intervention, time and energy prevents larger learning and behavioural problems manifesting later; this has been shown to be the case around the world. The Caltex Energy for Learning Resource Grant will allow even more children to experience the benefits of Reading Recovery and have a positive impact on the future of our communities.”
About Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery was pioneered in New Zealand in the 1970s by Dame Marie Clay and implemented nationally from 1983. It is also used in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia, with remarkable success.
Reading Recovery operates in 67% of all New Zealand primary schools and is accessible to 76% of New Zealand six year olds through 1,100 specialist trained teachers (2007 Ministry of Education evaluation data). In 2007, 14% of the nation’s 6 year old population (10,777 students) participated in Reading Recovery; over 80% were able to return to successful levels of reading and writing.
More information on Reading Recovery is available at www.readingrecovery.co.nz/
Chevron New Zealand is the owner of the Caltex brand, with 300 service stations throughout the country. Chevron New Zealand is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, one of the world's leading energy companies with more than 53,000 employees in 180 countries around the world. Chevron companies produce and transport crude oil and natural gas, refining, marketing and distributing fuels and other energy products. Chevron Corporation is based in San Ramon, California (USA).
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