Your YEP is helping pupils in Leeds read all about it

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Kids across Leeds have got the chance to take part in an education initiative that promises to be a real page-turner.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has joined forces with CMC International and The NEWS Foundation to launch a schools project called The Reading Passport.

It will help Key Stage 2 students aged eight to 12 improve their reading skills and foster their interest in the world around them.

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

They 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 will feature in the pages of the YEP.

Leeds City Council deputy leader Coun Lucinda Yeadon said: “Leeds is pleased to support the Yorkshire Evening Post with this reading project, and we feel that it can only enhance the development of young readers.

“We all know that reading role models are important to children, and none more so than their parents.

“The innovative activities and interesting questions posed by this project will allow the whole family to read together, share stories, and discuss the news that is centred in and around our community here in Leeds.”

The project, which costs just £2 per student, is being offered to all primary schools in Leeds but numbers are limited to the first 30 classes to register.

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.