Some of our retired teachers have also worked in classrooms supporting teachers in their work. This work can entail taking small groups within a class or working with a child on a one to one situation within the classroom. The volunteer may be asked to help with English Language, Reading or Maths.
Some volunteers read stories, sing songs or recite rhymes to the delight of the children. There are times when a teacher is simply grateful for another pair of eyes and hands in the classroom. Support of this kind is greatly valued and very rewarding for the volunteer. The work is not limited to primary school but could also be undertaken at secondary or vocational level.