Being Literate

(Category: Key Skills Initiatives)
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

This initiative aims to promote the area of literacy. Schools can look to engage in an activity which promotes the literacy development of their students. These activities may involve reading for enjoyment with critical understanding, writing for various purposes and expressing ideas clearly and accurately. 

Remember literacy includes the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media and digital media.

Some ideas for this initiative may include purchasing subscriptions to a newspaper or online newspaper, purchasing resources to promote literacy in the classroom, purchasing equipment to encourage students to give presentations at JCSP celebrations or holding a school public speaking event.


• Please enclose in your evaluation a detailed description of the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative along with any relevant photographs of the activities undertaken (no direct student photos please).
• The evaluation should be submitted online at www.jcsp.ie.