This project is run by the British Council, supported by Kelantan Department of Education, and funded by Hess Asia. The project runs for around 10 months, from February to November 2017.

The project aims to create a love of reading in primary school students, to support English teachers in their ability to teach reading and literacy skills, and to engage parents in encouraging their children to read and have fun learning English. 

The project runs across 3 primary schools, trains 21 teachers, impacts around 2,000 children and engages with 300 parents, with the support and involvement of the Kelantan Department of Education. 

The three Primary schools are in the Tok Bali area and are;

  • SK Cherang Ruku
  • SK Tok Bali
  • SK Dalam Ru 

There are three main activities in the project; 

Teacher Training

English language teachers in each school will participate in 60 hours of workshops led by experienced British Council trainers, focusing on how to use stories and develop literacy in class. 

Storybooks from the UK

Each school will receive a set of authentic and exciting UK story books suitable for primary-aged pupils (6-12 years) learning English. 

Community events

Teachers and HESS volunteers, together with British Council trainers will lead story-telling events and activities in schools for both parents and students, showing them the joys and benefits of reading books and how this can be encouraged and developed in the home.  A total of 3 events will run during the project.