Children in Leeds are well read thanks to special deliveries of the YEP

Calverley Parkside Primary School pupils taking part in the reading scheme.
Calverley Parkside Primary School pupils taking part in the reading scheme.
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Youngsters at a Leeds school are getting some very special deliveries thanks to a Yorkshire Evening Post-backed education scheme.

Calverley Parkside Primary is among more than a dozen schools across the city taking part in the Let’s Read: LEEDS project.

Each child in participating classes receives a booklet filled with exciting activities designed to develop literacy skills.

They also get copies of the YEP each week for six weeks – and the pupils at Calverley Parkside are finding the newspapers a definite page-turner.

Teacher Jo Murphy said: “The children are always excited waiting for the day the papers are delivered.

“The subject matter is different to the reading books they would normally take home with them and they really enjoy it.

“There are also quite a lot of children here who like sport so it’s funny to see them all turning straight to the back page!”

Let’s Read: LEEDS is being run by the YEP in partnership with The NEWS Foundation.

As reported in yesterday’s YEP, the scheme has won praise in Parliament from Education Secretary Justine Greening and Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland.

Other local schools taking part include Templenewsam Halton Primary and Kippax North Primary.

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