Horry county has announced it will offer a new set of school books for children aged from six to eight, which are meant to be a “one of the kind” experience.
The books, known as Horry Books, are designed to be printed on a computer and sent to children as a gift for their birthday.
The company behind the initiative, RTE Education, said the books were meant to “offer a unique and special experience” to children aged six to 12.
“I know we’re going to make a difference for some of our young people, particularly those with special needs,” said Horry Co-Chairwoman and Education Minister Michael Lowry.
“It will be one of a sort books.
You won’t find any words on them.”
But you can read them and you can write them.
“Mr Lowry said the Horry books were designed to encourage kids to “challenge themselves and explore”.
He said the idea for the Horrys came from the company that has made Horry’s award-winning Horry book The Art of Reading and other titles into a number of books.”
We really thought it was time to do something different and to offer something different,” he said.”
This is something that is very unique, something that has a very special, one of the sort, experience that will make the kids feel a little bit special.
“They will be able to read these books and write them.
They will have a unique experience of being in the classroom.”
Horry County School Board chairman Michael Lowry said he was looking forward to offering Horry students a Horry school book.
“What we’re really hoping is that they can be inspired to want to learn and want to write and want this book to be their book, so they can really feel that they’re going out and having fun with their friends,” he told RTE’s Today programme.
“That is a great thing to do.”
Mr Horry said Horrys books were to be made available to all children at the school, starting with the first six to nine year olds.
“There will be no charge for this,” he added.
“The Horry is a school book, it’s not just a book to take home to give to the children, it will be available to any children in the area.”
Mr Mulvey said he wanted Horry to be recognised for its innovative approach to education.
“Horry has always been a very innovative school,” he explained.
“So we want to give back to the community in a very positive way.”
And Horry has got to be very proud of what we’ve done.
“People think it’s just a small place, it has about 80,000 students, but it’s got to have some really innovative ideas to take things forward.”
Mr Patterson said he hoped the Horries new books would help children develop their writing skills.
“A lot of our students write their first books in school, and they write some of their first novels in school,” Mr Patterson said.
“We want our students to be able and to have that experience of going to school, writing their first novel, and then actually being able to have a book in the school that they write.”
Mr Thompson said he had been “really excited” to learn about Horry.
“From the outside looking in, it looks like a small village with a few schools, but I’m really excited to be involved and see how Horry can help us improve our school and our curriculum and help us to have better outcomes,” he remarked.
“My first year in Horry I was very surprised by the amount of work that I had to do to get to this level of achievement, and I think that’s because of Horry.”
Mr McMahon said he welcomed the support Horry was getting.
“If you want to help us grow and be better than we are, you can,” he advised.
Horrys Books were first introduced in 2013. “
There’s nothing like a school project like that.”
Horrys Books were first introduced in 2013.
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