Leeds pupils give top marks to reading scheme

Stanningley Primary School children taking part in the YEP-backed Reading Passport scheme.
Stanningley Primary School children taking part in the YEP-backed Reading Passport scheme.
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Youngsters across Leeds are embarking on a new chapter in their education thanks to a Yorkshire Evening Post-backed reading programme.

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

Children on the scheme each get a Reading Passport – a pocket-sized booklet containing 15 educational activities – as well as copies of the YEP.

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And the programme has already won the seal of approval from youngsters at one of the participating schools, Stanningley Primary.

One pupil, Lewie Hutchinson, said: “I’m really excited to have a Reading Passport because I think we’re going to have fun.”

Another, Kian Davison, added: “I like the newspapers because we are going to get the chance to look at the stories inside of them.”

There was also praise for the scheme from Stanningley Primary deputy headteacher Tammy Stott-Moore. She said: “It will provide a super opportunity for our adults and children to work together and share learning whilst developing reading and writing skills.

“The newspapers will give the children access to current events and up to date information, both locally, nationally and around the world.

“We are looking forward to this project igniting learning at home, whilst giving the children a real life view of our constantly changing world.”

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