The English department in Portlaoise College are running “Who Wants to be a Word Millionaire?” with 1st year students . This is a short-term reading intervention which challenges the students to engage in recreational reading, at home with the support of their parents, and to collectively read a total of one million words over a six-week period. In Portlaoise College all students have access to a digital library and can borrow ebooks, to read on their tablets.

Word Millionaire