Our puzzle pages are a Friday treat for young YEP readers at Leeds school

TOP of the class '“ that's the verdict from one Leeds school on a new Yorkshire Evening Post-backed education scheme.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:49 pm
101116 Pupils at Kippax North Primary School, Kippax, taking part in the Yorkshire Evening Post reading scheme, Year Six pupils l to r..Chardonnay Johnson, Ruby Warren-Knaggs, Katie Betteridge, Joshua Maposa, Josh Oldfield and Theo Perdios .

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

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

They also get copies of the YEP each week for six weeks – and the newspaper has definitely won the seal of approval from its young readers.

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Kippax North Primary teacher Beverly Doubtfire said: “The children are absolutely loving it.

“They like the fact that they are getting to read what is essentially a text for adults.

“They also like the way they can read the papers. They aren’t directed to a particular article, and instead they can dip in and out and choose what to concentrate on. The subject matter is also something different for the children – and, on a lighter note, we keep the puzzle pages for them to do as a Friday treat!”

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

Other local schools taking part include Templenewsam Halton Primary, Tingley’s Blackgates Primary, Calverley Parkside Primary, Pool Primary and Adel St John the Baptist Primary.