THE introduction of extra reading periods on a daily basis was introduced at the Olympic Primary School as a turnaround strategy to tackle the learners’ language barriers.This measure was introduced by the principal of the school, Archie Jack, during the launch of their new school library on Monday, 25 July.The school will continue to make use of drama, choral reading during assembly, reading competitions and creative writing competitions.According to Jack, they have received support from Mariette Noordman from the Kimberley Public Library.The school has also called on the public and institutions to donate books to the school in an effort to spread the joys of reading. The school has pledged its full commitment to participating in Literacy Month in July. However, Jack cited the lack of parental involvement as one of the problems of running the school.As part of the Read for Madiba campaign, the school initiated the convertion of a storeroom into a library centre, which was officially opened by Jack. During his speech, he shared his first experience as principal of the school.“I could not have foreseen that being a principal could be an experience that does not come cheap.“Being a principal comes with a heavy price tag attached. “Indeed, it is definitely not a walk in the park, but rather more like looking for a black cat in the dark.“We want to believe with your support, we will catch that black cat in the dark,” Jack said. The school can be contacted at 053-874-1761.