PDST Wellread National Award 2-Hr Information Session for Teachers

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 2019 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.

The PDST would like to invite teachers to attend a two-hour Information Session taking place in Education Centres around the country. 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.

For schools who are already on their Wellread journey and registered in the academic year of 2016-2017, you do not need to re-register. Schools who registered in the academic year of 2015-2016 will need to re-register for the Wellread Award.

To book a place on any of the venues below visit www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking 

Please feel free to contact Laois Education Centre on 057-8672400 extension 5 and speak to Margaret Mary Grant should you have any queries.

Timetable of Venues and Dates 

Hosting Education Centre



Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny                                       

(Donegal Education Centre)

04th September                   


Cork Education Centre

06th September


Dublin West Education Centre

10th September


Limerick Education Centre

12th September


Athlone Education Centre

19th September


Clare Education Centre

26th September


Drumcondra Education Centre

01st October


Kildare Education Centre

03rd October


Wexford Education Centre

04th October


Event Properties

Event Date 03-10-2018 5:00 pm
Event End Date 03-10-2018 7:00 pm
Capacity 25
Cut off date 01-10-2018
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre
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    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
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