Leeds kids can read all about it with YEP’s new literacy project

Youngsters at Alwoodley Primary School during last year's Reading Passport project.
Youngsters at Alwoodley Primary School during last year's Reading Passport project.
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An exciting new educational chapter is about to get under way for youngsters in Leeds – with a little help from the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The YEP has joined forces with The NEWS Foundation to launch an innovative project for schools called Let’s Read: LEEDS.

Each child in classes that sign up for the initiative will get a personal booklet packed with fun activities designed to develop literacy skills.

Every pupil will also receive their own copy of the YEP each week for six weeks as well as a certificate of achievement at the end of the project.

A tie-in competition will give youngsters the chance to write a personalised piece for the YEP and meet the paper’s editor, Nicola Furbisher.

The project follows the success of last year’s Reading Passport, another link-up between the YEP and The NEWS Foundation that was enjoyed by more than 2,000 local children.

Schools that took part last time around included Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Armley and Alwoodley Primary School.

Let’s Read: LEEDS, which costs just £2 per pupil, is being offered to all primary schools across the YEP circulation area.

However, places are strictly limited to the first 30 classes to register.

There is no limit on the number of classes that can sign up from a single school.

To get involved, e-mail george@news-foundation.com with the subject line The Yorkshire Evening Post Let’s Read: LEEDS.

The deadline for registrations is Monday, October 24.

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