YEP education project is a winner with Leeds primary school

Cottingley Primary Academy pupils taking part in last year's project.
Cottingley Primary Academy pupils taking part in last year's project.
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A Leeds school has won top marks for its speedy response after signing up with a Yorkshire Evening Post-backed education scheme.

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

Each child in participating classes will receive a personal booklet packed with fun activities designed to develop literacy skills.

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

The scheme 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.

One of the schools that took part in the Reading Passport was Kippax North Primary – and it was the first to register for the new project.

Key stage two leader Beverly Doubtfire said: “We thought it was a wonderful scheme, it really stimulated the children’s writing as well as their reading.”

Other participants last year included Cottingley Primary Academy and Stanningley 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.

A tie-in competition will give youngsters the chance to write a personalised piece for the YEP.

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.