YEP reading scheme is a page-turner

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Hundreds of young bookworms in Leeds are turning over a new leaf with the help of your Yorkshire Evening Post.

We have teamed up with CMC International and The NEWS Foundation to launch a schools project called The Reading Passport.

The scheme aims to help Key Stage 2 pupils, aged eight to 12, improve their reading skills and foster their interest in the world around them.

More than 1,390 students from 21 schools have already signed up to the scheme.

And today we can reveal the YEP has opened the project up to even more classes.

George Kelly, director of The NEWS Foundation and author of the programme, said: “The response has been outstanding and we are pleased to announce that Yorkshire Evening Post has opened the project to more classes.

“This exciting project opens up the world of news to our young readers.”

Participating children will each receive a Reading Passport, a pocket-sized booklet containing 15 exciting and educational activities.

Young bookworms will also get a copy of the YEP each week for six weeks plus a certificate of achievement at the conclusion of the project.

Some of the classes taking part in the project will even feature in the pages of the newspaper.

The reading passport, which costs just £2 per student, is being offered to all primary schools in Leeds but numbers are limited.

More than one class per school can take part and the registration deadline is Friday, October 23.

To sign up, e-mail your school and class details with the number of participating pupils to using the subject line The Yorkshire Evening Post Reading Passport 2015.

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