During summer 2023, the National Literacy Agency (NLA) provided literacy support to a total of 628 primary school children most of whom had participated in Reading Recovery, Nwar, Klabb Naħla or Read Aloud/ Ħlewwet il-Qari during scholastic year 2022-2023. It is well known that without regular practice, new skills, and knowledge fade. These programmes intend to reduce the summer learning loss experienced by many students over the extended summer break.

Programme Mode Language of Sessions Pupils
Support to Reading Recovery students Individual, in person English 116
Klabb Sajf (Nwar) In pairs, online English or Maltese 200
Klabb Naħla In groups (max. 6), in person English or Maltese 232
Read Aloud/

Ħlewwet il-Qari

Individual, online English or/and Maltese 80


Specialised tutors planned and delivered instructional programmes based on two or three weekly sessions, designed to meet the individual needs of these children who had manifested literacy difficulties. These additional literacy programmes helped children to develop more effective reading and writing strategies during summer, enabling them to be able to work closer/within the average range of classroom performance in the upcoming scholastic year.