About Zoom Ahead

The Zoom Ahead with Books project is designed to encourage parental involvement and promote children's enjoyment and motivation to read for pleasure.

One of the key objectives of the ELI is to support the literacy development of the children in the Docklands. Through its focus on creative expression, the Zoom Ahead project is accessible to all parents in the community regardless of their literacy levels.

Each night over the three week programme the children take home a book from the class library, sit, read and discuss the book with their 'book buddy' and then both draw a picture representing the book.

The project finishes with a series of exhibitions of the artwork from the children and book buddies in the schools and NCI, which serves as celebration of commitment and effort of all of the families.

Each year over 500 children and families from seven primary schools take part, and this project is one of the highlights of the ELI calendar.

If you would like further information on the Zoom Ahead with Books project, please contact Emma Wheatley on 01 4496713 or email Emma.Wheatley@ncirl.ie