The Children in Need Reading Rooms programme is now completed for the year 2018-19.

Since September we have worked with over 120 children and young people aged from 10-18 throughout the Derry and Strabane areas.  We delivered 12 Reading Rooms sessions and used stories such as 'Alice and Wonderland' and 'Thrown out.'

All the children and young people who completed the programme graduated here at Verbal on 10th May and all of us at Verbal are so proud of all of their hard work.  The children and young people told us that they loved the programme.

Our Psychology team are currently exploring the positive outcomes from the programme and we will be sharing some of our findings very soon!

We would especially like to thank our amazing volunteers, without which we could not deliver Reading Rooms and allow children the opportunity to participate in the programme.

We look forward to working with you all again in September.

If anyone is interested in volunteering with the Children in Need programme, please contact Fiona at Verbal on:

Tel: 02871266946

Email: [email protected]

The 2019-2020 programme begins in September and we already have 100 children and young people aged from 6-18 lined up to complete Reading Rooms. We are very excited and cannot wait for the next round of Reading Rooms to begin.

In the meantime, the Verbal’s CiN project want to wish everyone that we have worked with throughout the year a brilliant summer!